verb (used with object), ad·jured, ad·jur·ing.
Origin of adjure
Examples from the Web for adjure
With courage or common sense, or both, governors and state legislatures can adjure measures like the Arizona bill.How ‘Religious Freedom’ Is Hurting Everyone’s Freedom|Robert Shrum|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I beseech you; by your former love for me now lost, I adjure you to answer that one question.Mathilda|Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Rabbi Akiva said unto him, "I adjure thee to tell me whether thou art a man or a demon."
I adjure you, Caroline, to lay this clearly before our dear brother.Evan Harrington, Complete|George Meredith
These astonishing symptoms resisted both hymns and prayers, till a small, faint voice admonished the ministers to adjure.
Stop, I adjure thee,” cried Hippolita: “remember thou dost not depend on thyself; thou hast a father.The Castle of Otranto|Horace Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for adjure
Word Origin for adjure
Word Origin and History for adjure
late 14c., "to bind by oath; to question under oath," from Latin adiurare "confirm by oath, add an oath, to swear to in addition," in Late Latin "to put (someone) to an oath," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iurare "swear," from ius (genitive iuris) "law" (see jurist). Related: Adjured; adjuring.