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solicitation

[suh-lis-i-tey-shuh n] /səˌlɪs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of soliciting.
2.
entreaty, urging, or importunity; a petition or request.
3.
enticement or allurement.
4.
Law.
  1. the crime of asking another to commit or to aid in a crime.
  2. the act of a prostitute soliciting in a public place.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; < Latin sollicitātiōn- (stem of sollicitātiō), equivalent to sollicitāt(us) (past participle of sollicitāre to solicit; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonsolicitation, noun
presolicitation, noun
resolicitation, noun
supersolicitation, noun
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Examples for solicitation
  • 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.
  • No money is kept back for costs of administration or solicitation.
  • The rule was deemed redundant, he said, because existing regulations already require a permit for solicitation in the parks.
  • And the solicitation isn't the sum total of his marketing.
  • The magazine does its own direct-mail subscription solicitation in-house.
  • There is on-camera solicitation and off-camera acceptance.
  • But as one candid confession follows another, the camera's role in their solicitation becomes difficult to overlook.

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