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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adjuration  \Ad`ju*ra"tion\,  n.  [L.  adjuratio,  fr  adjurare:  cf 
  F.  adjuration.  See  {Adjure}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  adjuring;  a  solemn  charging  on  oath,  or  under 
  the  penalty  of  a  curse;  an  earnest  appeal. 
 
  What  an  accusation  could  not  effect,  an  adjuration 
  shall.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  2.  The  form  of  oath  or  appeal. 
 
  Persons  who  .  .  .  made  use  of  prayer  and 
  adjurations.  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adjuration 
  n  :  calling  up  supposed  supernatural  forces  by  spells  and 
  incantations  [syn:  {evocation},  {summoning}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Adjuration 
  a  solemn  appeal  whereby  one  person  imposes  on  another  the 
  obligation  of  speaking  or  acting  as  if  under  an  oath  (1  Sam. 
  14:24;  Josh.  6:26;  1  Kings  22:16). 
 
  We  have  in  the  New  Testament  a  striking  example  of  this  (Matt. 
  26:63;  Mark  5:7),  where  the  high  priest  calls  upon  Christ  to 
  avow  his  true  character.  It  would  seem  that  in  such  a  case  the 
  person  so  adjured  could  not  refuse  to  give  an  answer. 
 
  The  word  "adjure",  i.e.,  cause  to  swear  is  used  with  reference 
  to  the  casting  out  of  demons  (Acts  19:13). 
 




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