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imprecation

[ im-pri-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪm prɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of imprecating; cursing.
a curse; malediction.
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Origin of imprecation

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

imprecation
/ (ˌɪmprɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun
the act of imprecating
a malediction; curse
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