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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Entreaty  \En*treat"y\,  n.;  pl  {Entreaties}. 
  1.  Treatment;  reception;  entertainment.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  The  act  of  entreating  or  beseeching;  urgent  prayer; 
  earnest  petition;  pressing  solicitation. 
 
  Fair  entreaty,  and  sweet  blandishment.  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  Solicitation;  request;  suit;  supplication;  importunity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  entreaty 
  n  :  earnest  or  urgent  request  [syn:  {prayer},  {appeal}] 




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