- the act of soliciting.
- entreaty, urging, or importunity; a petition or request.
- enticement or allurement.
- 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
Related Words for solicitationbid, request, encouragement, summons, overture, proposition, suggestion, date, appeal, challenge, petition, solicitation, attractiveness, allure, interest, application, prayer, suit, entreaty, desire
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Contemporary Examples of solicitation
APN will not send you any other content—no spam, no solicitation.Where to Find APN's News Nosh
December 19, 2013
The solicitation of campaign donations from foreign nationals is prohibited by the Federal Election Campaign Act.The Illegal-Donor Loophole
Peter Schweizer, Peter J. Boyer
October 8, 2012
Historical Examples of solicitation
After the husband is deserted, the children are objects of her solicitation, and they are visited.Welsh Folk-Lore
For he would not have assumed the office but for her solicitation, she knew well.Trail's End
George W. Ogden
On the way Winnifred, at the solicitation of the Marchioness, related her story.Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels
At my solicitation he gave me a hearing—at his own home—treated me best in the world.Frenzied Finance
Thomas W. Lawson
The dog will worry us by its fuss, its solicitation, its desire to be petted.The Complex Vision
John Cowper Powys
Word Origin and History for solicitation
late 15c., "management," from Middle French solicitation and directly from Latin solicitationem (nominative solicitatio) "vexation, disturbance, instigation," noun of action from past participle stem of solicitare (see solicit). Meaning "action of soliciting" is from 1520s. Specific sexual sense is from c.1600.