supplication

[suhp-li-key-shuhn]
noun
an act or instance of supplicating; humble prayer, entreaty, or petition.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin supplicātiōn- (stem of supplicātiō). See supplicate, -ion

nonsupplication, noun
presupplication, noun
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supplication (ˌsʌplɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of supplicating
2.  a humble entreaty or petition; prayer

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supplication
late 14c., from O.Fr. supplication, from L. supplicationem (nom. supplicatio), from supplicare "plead humbly" (see supple). In ancient Rome, a religious solemnity, especially in thanksgiving for a victory.
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Example sentences
Ritual art-used to connect with the spiritual world through prayer and supplication-can still be found in caves and shrines.
They raise their hands in supplication, then lower them into a stream of water that splashes down the rocks and onto the floor.
It appeared to them as if it were raising its branches in supplication.
Voluntary mortgage modifications by lenders based upon supplication alone are not even touching the foreclosure problem.
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