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obsecration

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ob=se=cra=tion

CIDE DICTIONARY

obsecrationn. [L. obsecratio: cf. F. obsecration.].
  •  The act of obsecrating or imploring; as, the obsecrations of the Litany, being those clauses beginning with “By.”  Bp. Stillingfeet. Shipley.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A figure of speech in which the orator implores the assistance of God or man.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

obsecration, n. earnest entreaty.

Etymology
ME f. L obsecratio f. obsecrare entreat (as OB-, sacrare f. sacer sacri sacred)

ROGET THESAURUS

obsecration

Request

N request, requisition, claim, petition, suit, prayer, begging letter, round robin, motion, overture, application, canvass, address, appeal, apostrophe, imprecation, rogation, proposal, proposition, orison, incantation, mendicancy, asking, begging, postulation, solicitation, invitation, entreaty, importunity, supplication, instance, impetration, imploration, obsecration, obtestation, invocation, interpellation, requesting, precatory, suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory, postulant, obsecratory, importunate, clamorous, urgent, cap in hand, on one's knees, on one's bended knees, on one's marrowbones, prithee, do, please, pray, be so good as, be good enough, have the goodness, vouchsafe, will you, I pray thee, if you please, Int, for God's sake!, for heaven's sake!, for goodness' sake!, for mercy's sake!, Dieu vous garde, dirigenos Domine, would you be so kind as to.


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