Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A petition, especially a written one, with a certificate that the conditions have been complied with.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A petition; esp., a written one, with a certificate that the conditions have been complied with.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In English universities, a petition: particularly, a written application accompanied with a certificate that the requisite conditions have been complied with.

Etymologies

Latin, he supplicates. (Wiktionary)

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