Supplication

  • 1 supplication — [ syplikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1160; lat. supplicatio → supplier 1 ♦ Prière faite avec instance et soumission. ⇒ adjuration, imploration. « On me mit à la porte [...] malgré les supplications de mes parents » (Apollinaire). Absolt « La face levée, les… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Supplication — (also known as petitioning) is the most common form of prayer, wherein a person asks God to provide something, either for the person who is praying or for someone else on whose behalf a prayer of supplication is being made, also known as… …

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  • 3 supplication — Supplication, Postulatio, Supplicium, Supplicatio. Supplication, et proposition d erreur, Supplex prouocatio. Faire supplication, Vota facere …

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  • 4 supplication — Supplication. s. f. v. Priere avec sousmission. Tres humble supplication. faire une supplication, des supplications. il en falut venir aux supplications. par prieres & supplications …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Supplication — Sup pli*ca tion, n. [F. supplication, L. supplicatio.] 1. The act of supplicating; humble and earnest prayer, as in worship. [1913 Webster] 2. A humble petition; an earnest request; an entreaty. [1913 Webster] 3. (Rom. Antiq.) A religious… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 supplication — late 14c., from O.Fr. supplication, from L. supplicationem (nom. supplicatio), from supplicare plead humbly (see SUPPLE (Cf. supple)). In ancient Rome, a religious solemnity, especially in thanksgiving for a victory …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 Supplication — Supplication, lat. dtsch., Bitte, Eingabe, Rechtsmittel gegen Urtheile vor dem nämlichen Gericht, wie Revision; Supplicant, der eine Supplik oder S. einreicht; supplicium, lat., Todesstrafe …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 8 supplication — index call (appeal), entreaty, intercession, prayer, request Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 supplication — [sup΄lə kā′shən] n. 1. the act of supplicating 2. a humble request, prayer, petition, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 supplication — (su pli ka sion ; en vers de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Prière faite avec instance et soumission. Faire une supplication, des supplications. •   Ô Dieu ! suis je assez humiliée ? je t écris à genoux ; je baigne mon papier de mes pleurs ; j élève à …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 SUPPLICATION — s. f. Prière avec soumission. Très humble supplication. Faire une supplication, des supplications. Il fallut en venir aux supplications. Par prières et supplications. Des supplications touchantes. De vaines supplications. De basses supplications …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 12 SUPPLICATION — n. f. Prière humble et instante. Faire une supplication, des supplications. Il fallut en venir aux supplications. Très humble supplication. Des supplications touchantes. De vaines supplications. SUPPLICATIONS, au pluriel, s’est dit, en termes… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 13 supplication — sup|pli|ca|tion [ˌsʌplıˈkeıʃən] n [U] literary when someone asks for help from someone in power or from God in supplication ▪ Paolo knelt and bowed his head in supplication …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 supplication — [[t]sʌ̱plɪke͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] supplications N VAR A supplication is a prayer to God or a respectful request to someone in authority for help. [FORMAL] He raised his arms in a gesture of supplication... The Labour government has to date resisted all… …

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  • 15 supplication — /sup li kay sheuhn/, n. an act or instance of supplicating; humble prayer, entreaty, or petition. [1350 1400; ME < L supplication (s. of supplicatio). See SUPPLICATE, ION] * * * …

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  • 16 supplication — supplicate ► VERB ▪ ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly. DERIVATIVES supplicant adjective & noun supplication noun supplicatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin supplicare implore …

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  • 17 supplication — noun see supplicate …

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  • 18 supplication — noun /sʌplɪˈkeɪʃən/ a) An act of supplicating; a humble request. b) Specifically, a prayer or entreaty to a god …

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  • 19 supplication — Synonyms and related words: Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster, adjuration, aid prayer, appeal, application, beadroll, beads, begging, beseeching, beseechment, bid, bidding prayer, breviary, call, chaplet, clamor,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 supplication — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. entreaty, prayer, suit, petition; see appeal 1 , request . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. request, prayer, petition, pleading, appeal, entreaty, solicitation, application, plea, cry, begging. III (Roget s Thesaurus II)… …

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