What does adjure mean?

adjure meaning in General Dictionary

To charge bind or demand solemnly just as if under oath or beneath the penalty of a curse to interest when you look at the most solemn or impressive manner to entreat earnestly

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  • request or request earnestly
  • command solemnly
  • To charge, bind, or command, solemnly, as though under oath, or under the punishment of a curse; to appeal to inside many solemn or impressive fashion; to entreat earnestly.

adjure meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., "to bind by oath; to matter under oath," from Latin adiurare "confirm by oath, add an oath, to swear to besides," in belated Latin "to place (some body) to an oath," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iurare "swear," from ius (genitive iuris) "law" (see jurist). Relevant: Adjured; adjuring.

adjure meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To charge, bind, or demand, solemnly, like under oath, or under the penalty of a curse; to attract in many solemn or impressive manner; to entreat earnestly.