- to obtain by entreaty.
- to entreat; ask for.
Origin of impetrate
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- to supplicate or entreat for, esp by prayer
- to obtain by prayer
C16: from Latin impetrāre to procure by entreaty, from -petrāre, from patrāre to bring to pass, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Latin pater a father
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