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obtest

[ob-test] /ɒbˈtɛst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to invoke as witness.
2.
to supplicate earnestly; beseech.
verb (used without object)
3.
to protest.
4.
to make supplication; beseech.
Origin of obtest
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin obtestārī, equivalent to ob- ob- + test(is) a witness + -ārī infinitive suffix
Related forms
obtestation, noun
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obtest

/ɒbˈtɛst/
verb (rare)
1.
(transitive; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to beg (someone) earnestly
2.
when tr, takes a clause as object; when intr, may be foll by with or against. to object; protest
3.
(transitive) to call (a supernatural power) to witness
Derived Forms
obtestation, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin obtestārī to protest, from ob- to + testārī to bear or call as witness
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