solicitation

noun so·lic·i·ta·tion \ sə-ˌli-sə-ˈtā-shən \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of solicitation

1 : the practice or act or an instance of soliciting; especially : entreaty, importunity
2 : a moving or drawing force : incitement, allurement

Examples of solicitation in a Sentence

  1. the mail is always full of solicitations from worthy causes

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First Known Use of solicitation

circa 1520

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Law Dictionary

solicitation

noun so·lic·i·ta·tion \ sə-ˌli-sə-ˈtā-shən \

legal Definition of solicitation

: an act or practice or an instance of soliciting
  • solicitation of a proxy for a shareholder vote
; specifically : the crime of soliciting someone to commit a crime (as murder)


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