The work of adjuring a solemn charging on oath or in penalty of a curse an earnest appeal
- a solemn and serious appeal to you to definitely do something
- The work of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or beneath the penalty of a curse; a serious attraction.
- The form of oath or appeal.
swearing or binding upon oath.
belated 14c., "exorcism," from belated Latin adjurationem (nominative adjuratio) "a swearing to," noun of activity from past participle stem of adjurare (see adjure). Initially a term in exorcism (with conjuration). General good sense is from 17c.
(n.) The act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or underneath the penalty of a curse; an earnest charm.
- (n.) The form of oath or appeal.
Before the opposition could remonstrate, the marshal of the diet produced the latest foreign despatches, which unanimously predicted another partition, whereupon, at the solemn adjuration of Ignaty Potocki, King Stanislaus exhorted the deputies to accept the new constitution as the last means of saving their country, and himself set the example by swearing to defend it.