adjuration

noun ad·ju·ra·tion \ ˌa-jə-ˈrā-shən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adjuration

1 :a solemn oath
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

Origin and Etymology of adjuration

Middle English adjuracioun "exorcism," borrowed from Anglo-French adjuraciun "charging on oath," borrowed from Latin adjūrātiōn-, adjūrātiō "appeal," from adjūrāre "to adjure" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns



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