Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To obtain (something) by asking for it; to procure upon request.
  • adj. obtained by asking for it

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Obtained by entreaty.
  • transitive v. To obtain by request or entreaty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To obtain by entreaty or petition.

Etymologies

From the participle stem of Latin impetrāre, from im- + pātrāre ("to achieve, make happen"). (Wiktionary)

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  • As compared to nicking it?

    May 15, 2008

  • (v) : to obtain something by asking for it
    (adj) : obtained by asking for it

    May 15, 2008