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Definition of the verb adjure
What does adjure mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: adjured | adjuring | adjures
- ask for or request earnestly
- command solemnly
Alternative definition of the verb adjure
- To issue a formal command, especially in a legal context.
- To earnestly appeal or advise.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for adjure
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by Orr, James
Adjure also means to solemnly implore (ορκι ́ζω ...
by Robert Greenman
Adjure means to command ...
A Pun My Word (1991)
A Humorously Enlightened Path to English Usage by Robert Oliver Shipman
Adjure means to charge, bind, or command earnestly and solemnly, often under oath or the threat of a curse; to warn or admonish solemnly; to beg, entreat, or request earnestly. EXAMPLES: Have you ever noticed how some spouses are ...
by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Adjure, adjure' not a.jure'. To bind by oath.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)
< adjurare : see adjure.] 1. The act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or under the penalty of a curse; hence, an earnest appeal or question. To the adjuration, of the high-priest, “Art thou the Christ, the son of the blessed ...
A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World
also conjure, adjure, exorcise, ( com-, together, + jurare, swear: see jurat, jury, and cf. adjure, perjure.] ...
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Video shows what adjure means. To issue a formal command, especially in a legal context.. To earnestly appeal or advise.. Adjure Meaning. How to pronounce ...
Scrabble value of A1D2J8U1R1E1
The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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