Definitions for: Supplication


[n] the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); "the priest sank to his knees in prayer"
[n] a humble request for help from someone in authority
[n] a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service



Webster (1913) Definition: Sup`pli*ca"tion, n. [F. supplication, L.
supplicatio.]
1. The act of supplicating; humble and earnest prayer, as in
worship.

2. A humble petition; an earnest request; an entreaty.

3. (Rom. Antiq.) A religious solemnity observed in
consequence of some military success, and also, in times
of distress and danger, to avert the anger of the gods.

Syn: Entreaty; petition; solicitation; craving.

Synonyms: invocation, plea, prayer

See Also: appeal, benediction, blessing, devotion, divine service, entreaty, orison, petition, prayer, religious service, rogation, service, worship

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