[ aj-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌædʒ əˈreɪ ʃən /


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

1605–15; < Latin adjūrātiōn- (stem of adjūrātiō), equivalent to adjūrāt(us), past participle of adjūrāre to adjure + -ion- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper