verb (used with object), im·pre·cat·ed, im·pre·cat·ing.
Origin of imprecate
Examples from the Web for imprecatory
According to the film, Muthee organized several weeks of imprecatory prayer against Mama Jane.
But there is nothing of this; it is not in this sense that the sermon can be called “imprecatory.”Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards|Jonathan Edwards
Caleb read on; he was reading now one of the imprecatory psalms.Pembroke|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The style of the imprecatory psalms and the denunciating prophets is out of date.The American Mind|Bliss Perry
The imprecatory expressions which he made use of can never be copied by a feminine pen.Burlesques|William Makepeace Thackeray
The imprecatory manner of it may be considered to be simply a solemn signification of the speaker's own assent and approval.
Word Origin for imprecate
1610s, probably a back-formation from imprecation. Related: Imprecated; imprecating; imprecatory (1580s).