Obtesting
Obtest Ob*test", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obtested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obtesting}.] [L. obtestari; ob (see {Ob-}) + testari to witness, fr. testis a witness.] 1. To call to witness; to invoke as a witness. [R.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To beseech; to supplicate; to beg for. [R.] [1913 Webster]


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  • obtesting — É‘b test /É’b v. beg for, entreat; call to witness; oppose emphatically …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Obtest — Ob*test , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obtested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obtesting}.] [L. obtestari; ob (see {Ob }) + testari to witness, fr. testis a witness.] 1. To call to witness; to invoke as a witness. [R.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To beseech; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Obtestation — Ob tes*ta tion, n. [L. obtestatio.] The act of obtesting; supplication; protestation. [R.] [1913 Webster] Antonio asserted this with great obtestation. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Obtested — Obtest Ob*test , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obtested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obtesting}.] [L. obtestari; ob (see {Ob }) + testari to witness, fr. testis a witness.] 1. To call to witness; to invoke as a witness. [R.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To beseech; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obtestation — ˌ ̷ ̷ˌteˈstāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin obtestation , obtestatio, from obtestatus (past participle of obtestari) + ion , io ion : an act of obtesting : solemn supplication or adjuration …   Useful english dictionary

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