entreaty

[en-tree-tee]
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Origin of entreaty

First recorded in 1515–25; entreat + -y3

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entreaty

noun plural -treaties
  1. an earnest request or petition; supplication; plea
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Word Origin and History for entreaty
n.

mid-15c., "treatment, negotiation;" see entreat + -y (1). Meaning "earnest request" is from 1570s. Related: Entreaties.

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