adjuration

noun

ad·​ju·​ra·​tion ˌa-jə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce adjuration (audio)
1
: a solemn oath
2
: an earnest urging or advising
adjuratory adjective

Examples of adjuration in a Sentence

though he was loath to take over the family business, he couldn't refuse his ailing father's adjuration an adjuration to check the facts carefully before publishing the exposé on corruption in the statehouse
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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of adjuration was in the 15th century

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“Adjuration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjuration. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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