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- n. An act of supplicating; a humble request.
- n. A prayer or entreaty to a god.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of supplicating; humble and earnest prayer, as in worship.
- n. A humble petition; an earnest request; an entreaty.
- n. A religious solemnity observed in consequence of some military success, and also, in times of distress and danger, to avert the anger of the gods.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of supplicating or entreating; humble and earnest petition or prayer.
- n. Petition; earnest or humble request.
- n. In ancient Rome, a solemnization, or ceremonial address to the gods, decreed either on occasions of victory or in times of public danger or distress.
- n. In the Roman Catholic and Anglican litanies, one of the petitions containing a request to God for some special benefit, as distinguished from invocations and prayers for deliverance from evil (deprecations and obsecrations).
- n. Synonyms and Suit, Entreaty, etc. See prayer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
- n. a humble request for help from someone in authority
- n. the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
From Old French supplication, from Latin supplicatio, from supplicare ‘to supplicate’. (Wiktionary)