- 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)
Fellowship with God, apart from any request, is more than supplication.
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 is given him especially as the Spirit of prayer and supplication.
- the act of supplicating
- a humble entreaty or petition; prayer
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.