impetration

impetrate

[im-pi-treyt]
verb (used with object), impetrated, impetrating.
1.
to obtain by entreaty.
2.
to entreat; ask for.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin impetrātus past participle of impetrāre to obtain by asking, equivalent to im- im-1 + -petrā(re), combining form of patrāre to bring to completion, accomplish, derivative of pater father + -tus past participle suffix

impetration, noun
impetrative, impetratory [im-pi-truh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
impetrator, noun
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impetrate (ˈɪmpɪˌtreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to supplicate or entreat for, esp by prayer
2.  to obtain by prayer
 
[C16: from Latin impetrāre to procure by entreaty, from -petrāre, from patrāre to bring to pass, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Latin pater a father]
 
impe'tration
 
n
 
'impetrative
 
adj
 
'impetrator
 
n

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