impetrate

[im-pi-treyt]

Origin of impetrate

1525–35; < Latin impetrātus past participle of impetrāre to obtain by asking, equivalent to im- im-1 + -petrā(re), combining form of patrāre to bring to completion, accomplish, derivative of pater father + -tus past participle suffix
Related formsim·pe·tra·tion, nounim·pe·tra·tive, im·pe·tra·to·ry [im-pi-truh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɪm pɪ trəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveim·pe·tra·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for impetratory

impetrate

verb (tr)
  1. to supplicate or entreat for, esp by prayer
  2. to obtain by prayer
Derived Formsimpetration, nounimpetrative, adjectiveimpetrator, noun

Word Origin for impetrate

C16: from Latin impetrāre to procure by entreaty, from -petrāre, from patrāre to bring to pass, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Latin pater a father
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