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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An earnest, solemn appeal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A grave warning
  • n. A solemn oath

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or under the penalty of a curse; an earnest appeal.
  • n. The form of oath or appeal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or under the penalty of a curse; hence, an earnest appeal or question.
  • n. A solemn oath.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something

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