Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something entreated, as a favor. This is the probable sense in the following passage, where different interpretations are given by the editors: “favor entreated” (Hazlitt) (as in definition); “interview” (Clark and Wright, Globe ed.); “invitation received” (Schmidt); “entertainment, conversation” (Nares). Polonius is speaking to his daughter, Ophelia:
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Entreaty; invitation.
- entreat + -ment (Wiktionary)
“The resistance we will face, or our Saudi and Talib proxies would face after we engage in such entreatment, will re reflected in headlines, not about the South and East of the country, but the North.”
“Before you, my "progressive" friends, advocate such craven entreatment of the Taliban and such abandonment of our natural friends and allies in Afghanistan to the not so tender mercies of Talibs and Salafists, I suggest you read some real history.”
“But over half of the Afghan population does not, and will not accept the results of such entreatment.”
“Grange,  and otheris, repugned to thare purpoise, fearing least that the eschaping of the otheris should be ane occasioun of thare warse entreatment.”
“It tiptoed, it swayed, and genuflected, and shook itself in an agony of entreatment.”
“He said, and devised foul entreatment of noble Hector.”
“He said, and devised foul entreatment of noble Hector, stretching him prone in the dust beside the bier of Menoitios 'son.”
“Mr Whitstable, I con you hearty thanks for your good and just entreatment of me," said Aubrey, "and if ever your occasions call you into Cumberland, I promise you a true welcome at Selwick Hall.”
“It gives me much pleasure to hear of Mr. Hobhouse's and Mr. Merivale's good entreatment by the journals you mention.”
“As such there is a grave danger that accidentally such entreatment with these criminals reinforces (in the terrorists minds) the utility of keeping weapons.”
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