nonsupplication

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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