- an act or instance of supplicating; humble prayer, entreaty, or petition.
Origin of supplication
Related Words for supplicationrequest, prayer, invocation, appeal, petition, adjuration, litany, rogation, entreaty, plea, solicitation, ave, obsecration
Examples from the Web for supplication
Contemporary Examples of supplication
It goes without saying that Ms. Solomon sees a fair share of supplication this time of year.The Golden Globes' Seating Arbiter Spills
January 10, 2011
Possibly, but it will be a polite, even gingerly, supplication.Why the GOP Should Embrace the Tea Party's Message
August 27, 2010
Historical Examples of supplication
Between the blows, I heard Jacob's voice in tones of supplication.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
I will pour upon the house of David the Spirit of grace and of supplication.
He was promised as a “Spirit of grace and supplication,” the grace for supplication.
He will deliver us; ye also helping together by your supplication on our behalf.
Ask for yourself, and all who join, the outpouring of the Spirit of Supplication.
- the act of supplicating
- a humble entreaty or petition; prayer
Word Origin and History for supplication
late 14c., from Old French supplication, from Latin supplicationem (nominative supplicatio), from supplicare "plead humbly" (see supple). In ancient Rome, a religious solemnity, especially in thanksgiving for a victory.