obsecration

obsecrate

[ob-si-kreyt]
verb (used with object), obsecrated, obsecrating.
to entreat solemnly; beseech; supplicate.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin obsecrātus (past participle of obsecrāre to supplicate), equivalent to ob- ob- + secr- (combining form of sacr-, stem of sacer sacred) + -ātus -ate1

obsecration, noun
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obsecrate (ˈɒbsɪˌkreɪt)
 
vb
(tr) a rare word for beseech
 
[C16: from Latin obsecrāre to entreat (in the name of the gods), from ob- for the sake of + sacrāre to hold in reverence; see sacred]
 
obse'cration
 
n

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