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supplication

[suhp-li-key-shuh n] /ˌsʌp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of supplicating; humble prayer, entreaty, or petition.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin supplicātiōn- (stem of supplicātiō). See supplicate, -ion
Related forms
nonsupplication, noun
presupplication, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sup plication

supplication

/ˌsʌplɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of supplicating
2.
a humble entreaty or petition; prayer
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Word Origin and History for sup plication

supplication

n.

late 14c., from Old French supplication, from Latin supplicationem (nominative supplicatio), from supplicare "plead humbly" (see supple). In ancient Rome, a religious solemnity, especially in thanksgiving for a victory.

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