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supplication

[ suhp-li-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌsʌp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun

an act or instance of supplicating; humble prayer, entreaty, or petition.

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Origin of supplication

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin supplicātiōn- (stem of supplicātiō). See supplicate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM supplication

non·sup·pli·ca·tion, nounpre·sup·pli·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for supplication

supplication
/ (ˌsʌplɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

the act of supplicating
a humble entreaty or petition; prayer
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