- an earnest request; entreaty.
- a solemn or desperate urging or counseling: an adjuration for all citizens of the beleaguered city to take shelter.
Origin of adjuration
Examples from the Web for adjuration
He looked so serious that his friend repeated his adjuration.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
The preacher, nearing his peroration, rose to a last frenzy of adjuration.Tales of Mean Streets
For instance, in the adjuration of Achilles by the staff or sceptre.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3
W. E. Gladstone
But Grace was so frightened, and so pledge-bound, that no adjuration stopped her.Cripps, the Carrier
R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
This time it was not merely an adjuration, it was a command.The Eddy
Clarence L. Cullen
Word Origin and History for adjuration
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.