adjuration

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noun ad·ju·ra·tion \ˌa-jə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of adjuration

  1. 1 :  a solemn oath

  2. 2 :  an earnest urging or advising

adjuratory

play \ə-ˈju̇r-ə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective

Examples of adjuration in a sentence

  1. though he was loath to take over the family business, he couldn't refuse his ailing father's adjuration

  2. an adjuration to check the facts carefully before publishing the exposé on corruption in the statehouse

15th Century

First Known Use of adjuration

15th century



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