solicitation

[ suh-lis-i-tey-shuhn ]
/ səˌlɪs ɪˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of soliciting.
entreaty, urging, or importunity; a petition or request.
enticement or allurement.
Law.
  1. the crime of asking another to commit or to aid in a crime.
  2. the act of a prostitute soliciting in a public place.

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Origin of solicitation

1485–95; <Latin sollicitātiōn- (stem of sollicitātiō), equivalent to sollicitāt(us) (past participle of sollicitāre to solicit; see -ate1) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM solicitation

non·so·lic·i·ta·tion, nounpre·so·lic·i·ta·tion, nounre·so·lic·i·ta·tion, nounsu·per·so·lic·i·ta·tion, noun
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