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supplication


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Supplication  \Sup`pli*ca"tion\,  n.  [F.  supplication,  L. 
  supplicatio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  supplicating;  humble  and  earnest  prayer,  as  in 
  worship. 
 
  2.  A  humble  petition;  an  earnest  request;  an  entreaty. 
 
  3.  (Rom.  Antiq.)  A  religious  solemnity  observed  in 
  consequence  of  some  military  success,  and  also  in  times 
  of  distress  and  danger,  to  avert  the  anger  of  the  gods. 
 
  Syn:  Entreaty;  petition;  solicitation;  craving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  supplication 
  n  1:  a  prayer  asking  God's  help  as  part  of  a  religious  service 
  [syn:  {invocation}] 
  2:  humble  request  for  help  [syn:  {plea}] 
  3:  the  act  of  communicating  with  a  deity  (especially  as  a 
  petition  or  in  adoration  or  contrition  or  thanksgiving) 
  [syn:  {prayer}] 




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