Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French solicitation, or Latin sollicitatio.

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 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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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?

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