Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The action or instance of soliciting; petition; proposal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of soliciting; earnest request; persistent asking; importunity.
  • n. Excitement; invitation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of soliciting.
  • n. In criminal law:
  • n. The inciting of another to commit a crime.
  • n. The enticing of a man by a prostitute in a public place.
  • n. Endeavor to influence by bribery.
  • n. An earnest request; a seeking with some degree of zeal and earnestness to obtain something from another: as, the solicitation of a favor.
  • n. (d ) Advocacy.
  • n. Synonyms Entreaty, supplication, importunity, appeal, petition, suit.

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

  • n. the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)
  • n. request for a sum of money
  • n. an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status

Etymologies

French solicitation, or Latin sollicitatio. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This comment made me wonder about an intriguing question: If an attorney who reads my blog responds to her comment by emailing her, has said attorney engaged in "solicitation" as defined by the newly promulgated New York lawyer advertising rules?

    NY Lawyer Advertising Rules

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an assortment of national business groups opposed to President Obama's health-care reform effort are collecting money to finance an economic study that could be used to portray the legislation as a job killer and threat to the nation's economy, according to an e-mail solicitation from a top Chamber official.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: November 16, 2009

  • In the draft ordinance, it's claimed that Residents of and businesses in the greater downtown area in Seattle believe agressive solicitation is a serious problem in their home neighborhoods, and residents of the rest of the city agree ...

    There Are Reasons to Support Burgess’ Panhandling Crackdown « PubliCola

  • The latest twist to traffic stops/mordida solicitation, is the threat to impound the car because the windshield sticker is expired, even though we all know that it's good as long as the FM3 has been renewed.

    FM3 and Car Permit expiration?

  • And Michael did, bumping his flanks against Daughtry's knee; nudging his head against Daughtry's hand, in solicitation for more of the blissful ear-rubbing and tail-twisting.

    CHAPTER 1

  • Learn marketing tips for marketing your business's services or goods to the government before a solicitation is issued. 10 a.m. to noon, E-volve Small Business Advocacy & Training Center, 163 Waterfront St.,

    Face time

  • Lute tossed her blond head defiantly, glanced at her comrades in solicitation of support, and said:

    CHAPTER III

  • (Even when Marvel comes up with a property that might appeal to women, the solicitation is still written for the “fellas.”)

    June « 2009 « The Manga Curmudgeon

  • A leader in the Chinatown International District recently declared, “The current level of aggressive solicitation is slowly choking the life out of this business district.”

    We Must Not Allow Intimidation on Seattle’s Streets « PubliCola

  • My question: If a COTS-D solicitation is to be made, should it be opened to a lifting body as well as a blunt-bodied capsule?

    How Best to Access the ISS-and LEO? - NASA Watch

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