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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adjure  \Ad*jure"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Adjured};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Adjuring}].  [L.  adjurare  adjurdium  to  swear  to  later 
  to  adjure:  cf  F.  adjurer.  See  {Jury}.] 
  To  charge,  bind,  or  command,  solemnly,  as  if  under  oath,  or 
  under  the  penalty  of  a  curse;  to  appeal  to  in  the  most  solemn 
  or  impressive  manner;  to  entreat  earnestly. 
 
  Joshua  adjured  them  at  that  time,  saying,  Cursed  be  the 
  man  before  the  Lord,  that  riseth  up  and  buildeth  this 
  city  Jericho.  --Josh.  vi 
  26. 
 
  The  high  priest  .  .  .  said  .  .  .  I  adjure  thee  by  the 
  living  God,  that  thou  tell  us  whether  thou  be  the 
  Christ.  --Matt.  xxvi. 
  63. 
 
  The  commissioners  adjured  them  not  to  let  pass  so 
  favorable  an  opportunity  of  securing  their  liberties. 
  --Marshall. 




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