[ suh-lis-i-tey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act of soliciting.

  2. entreaty, urging, or importunity; a petition or request.

  1. enticement or allurement.

  2. Law.

    • the crime of asking another to commit or to aid in a crime.

    • the act of a prostitute soliciting in a public place.

Origin of solicitation

First recorded in 1485–95; from Latin sollicitātiōn-, stem of sollicitātiō, from sollicitāt(us) “agitated, worried” (past participle of sollicitāre “to excite, agitate, worry”; see solicit ) + -iō -ion

Other words from solicitation

  • non·so·lic·i·ta·tion, noun
  • pre·so·lic·i·ta·tion, noun
  • re·so·lic·i·ta·tion, noun
  • su·per·so·lic·i·ta·tion, noun

Words Nearby solicitation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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