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adjuration

[aj-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌædʒ əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an earnest request; entreaty.
2.
a solemn or desperate urging or counseling:
an adjuration for all citizens of the beleaguered city to take shelter.
Origin of adjuration
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin adjūrātiōn- (stem of adjūrātiō), equivalent to adjūrāt(us), past participle of adjūrāre to adjure + -ion- -ion
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n.

late 14c., "exorcism," from Late Latin adjurationem (nominative adjuratio) "a swearing to," noun of action from past participle stem of adjurare (see adjure). Originally a term in exorcism (with conjuration). General sense is from 17c.

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