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Monday, November 29, 2010

Definitions for impetrate

  1. To entreat; ask for.

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Citations for impetrate
"A slight testimonial, sir, which I thought fit to impetrate from that worthy nobleman," (here he raised his hand to his head, as if to touch his hat,) "MacCallum More." Walter Scott, Rob Roy
These offered up sacrifices and prayers, in order to impetrate happiness; those extolled noble deeds in order to inspire others. R. B. Morgan, Readings In English Social History From Contemporary Literature
Origin of impetrate
Impetrate ultimately relates to the Latin petrare, possibly linked to pater, Latin for "father."