Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To obtain by entreaty or petition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To obtain by request or entreaty.
  • adjective obsolete Obtained by entreaty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To obtain (something) by asking for it; to procure upon request.
  • adjective obsolete obtained by asking for it

Etymologies

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

Examples

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

    (adj) : obtained by asking for it

    May 15, 2008

  • As compared to nicking it?

    May 15, 2008