solicitation

[suh-lis-i-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of soliciting.
2.
entreaty, urging, or importunity; a petition or request.
3.
enticement or allurement.
4.
Law.
a.
the crime of asking another to commit or to aid in a crime.
b.
the act of a prostitute soliciting in a public place.

Origin:
1485–95; < Latin sollicitātiōn- (stem of sollicitātiō), equivalent to sollicitāt(us) (past participle of sollicitāre to solicit; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

nonsolicitation, noun
presolicitation, noun
resolicitation, noun
supersolicitation, noun
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solicit (səˈlɪsɪt)
 
vb (when intr, foll by for) , -its, -iting, -ited
1.  to make a request, application, or entreaty to (a person for business, support, etc)
2.  to accost (a person) with an offer of sexual relations in return for money
3.  to provoke or incite (a person) to do something wrong or illegal
 
[C15: from Old French solliciter to disturb, from Latin sollicitāre to harass, from sollicitus agitated, from sollus whole + citus, from ciēre to excite]
 
solici'tation
 
n

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Example sentences
Minimum three years experience fundraising with record of successful donor
  solicitation.
In fact, the solicitation treats it as an afterthought, tucked away in a
  parenthetical aside.
The remedy for a violation of the general solicitation rule is rescission at
  the initial offered price.
Direct volunteer activities in the areas of research, cultivation, and
  solicitation of prospective donors.
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