imprecation

[ im-pri-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪm prɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of imprecating; cursing.
a curse; malediction.

Origin of imprecation

1575–85; < Latin imprecātiōn- (stem of imprecātiō), equivalent to imprecāt(us) (see imprecate) + -iōn- -ion
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imprecation

/ (ˌɪmprɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

the act of imprecating
a malediction; curse
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