- an act or instance of supplicating; humble prayer, entreaty, or petition.
Origin of supplication
Examples from the Web for supplication
It goes without saying that Ms. Solomon sees a fair share of supplication this time of year.The Golden Globes' Seating Arbiter Spills
January 10, 2011
Possibly, but it will be a polite, even gingerly, supplication.Why the GOP Should Embrace the Tea Party's Message
August 27, 2010
Between the blows, I heard Jacob's voice in tones of supplication.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
I will pour upon the house of David the Spirit of grace and of supplication.
He was promised as a “Spirit of grace and supplication,” the grace for supplication.
He will deliver us; ye also helping together by your supplication on our behalf.
Ask for yourself, and all who join, the outpouring of the Spirit of Supplication.
- the act of supplicating
- a humble entreaty or petition; prayer
Word Origin and History for supplication
late 14c., from Old French supplication, from Latin supplicationem (nominative supplicatio), from supplicare "plead humbly" (see supple). In ancient Rome, a religious solemnity, especially in thanksgiving for a victory.