adjuration

noun
ad·ju·ra·tion | \ˌa-jə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of adjuration 

1 : a solemn oath

2 : an earnest urging or advising

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Other Words from adjuration

adjuratory \ə-ˈju̇r-ə-ˌtȯr-ē \ 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

First Known Use of adjuration

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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