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Adjura'tion. n.s. [adjuratio, Lat.]

  1. The act of adjuring, or proposing an oath to another.

  2. The form of oath proposed to another.

    When these learned men saw sickness and frenzy cured, the dead raised, the oracles put to silence, the dæmons and evil spirits forced to confess themselves no gods, by persons, who only made use of prayer and adjurations in the name of their crucified Saviour; how could they doubt of their Saviour's power on the like occasions? Addison on the Christian Religion.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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