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- 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.
“A slight testimonial, sir, which I thought fit to impetrate from that worthy nobleman” (here he raised his hand to his head, as if to touch his hat), “MacCallum More.”
There is not anything, answered the pope, fitting for you to impetrate of me which I would not most willingly condescend unto; but I find one inconvenience.
Therefore sinners impetrate nothing by their prayers.
Divine disposition, but that we may impetrate that which God has disposed to be fulfilled by our prayers, in other words "that by asking, men may deserve to receive what Almighty God from eternity has disposed to give," as Gregory says (Dial. i, 8).
Obj. 2: Further, the just impetrate from God what they merit, as stated above (A. 15, ad 2).
Reply Obj. 2: The saints impetrate what ever God wishes to take place through their prayers: and they pray for that which they deem will be granted through their prayers according to God's will.
[* Art. 16] (16) Whether sinners impetrate anything from God by praying?
Objection 1: It would seem that sinners impetrate nothing from God by their prayers.
The last bishop of the Greek Rite was the learned Michael Akominatos, who, when the Franks came, retired to the Island of Keos, after first visiting the cardinal legate of the pope in Thessalonika to impetrate certain favours for those formerly under his charge who wished to adhere to the Greek form of worship.
By which Mechtildis understood that whenever a soul in poverty of spirit sends up sighs or groans to God, desiring His grace, all the Saints immediately impetrate grace and obtain pardon for that soul, provided the soul sighs with grief for its sins.