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Definition of the noun solicitation

What does solicitation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: solicitations

  1. an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status
  2. request for a sum of money
  3. the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of solicitation: allurement
    • more generic words: enticement / temptation = the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire

Alternative definition of the noun solicitation


  1. The action or instance of soliciting; petition; proposal.


Solicitation: In criminal law, solicitation is the act of offering, or attempting to purchase, goods or services. Legal status may be specific to the time or place where solicitation occurs.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Solicitation

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Google previewCases & Problems in Criminal Law (2012)

by Myron Moskovitz

Solicitation is a crime, and thus falls within section 664, which applies to the attempted commission of any crime.

Google previewParalegal Studies (2001)

An Introduction by Paul D. Jordan

Solicitation is an attempt to induce another person to commit a crime.

The solicitation is a crime separate from the intended crime (e.g., murder or prostitution) to be committed by another person...

Google previewCriminal Law (2015)

The Basics by Frank August Schubert

The justification for penalizing solicitation is that the solicitor's conduct and state of mind is no less blameworthy than a...

Google previewCustoms Service Modernization (1999)

Serious Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Corrected by Rona Stillman

solicitation is the process of ensuring that award is made to the contractor most capable of satisfying the specified requirements, (3) requirements development and management is the process of establishing an unambiguous and agreed ...

Google previewModern Moral Philosophy (2004)

Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement: 54 by Anthony O'Hear

Solicitation is a softer form of inducement typically involving requests, appeals, and invitations. Whereas the seducer or solicitor leads another into wrong but does not assist in its commission, the co-operator does not lead the principal into ...

Google previewThe Historical Register (1737)

For the Year 1736. As it is Acted at the New Theatre in the Hay-Market. To which is Added a Very Merry Tragedy, Called, Eurydice Hiss'd, ... Both Written by the Author of Pasquin. To These are Prefixed a Long Dedication to the Publick, and a Preface to that Dedication by Henry Fielding

Who'd wish to be the Author of a Farce, Surrounded daily by a Croud of Actors, Gaping for Parts, and never to be satissied ; Yet, fay the Wise, in loftier Seats of Life, Solicitation is the chief Reward ; And Wolfeyh self, that mighty Minister, In the ...

Google previewHopkins' Nonprofit Law Dictionary (2015)

by Bruce R. Hopkins

A fundraising solicitation is any solicitation of gifts made in written or printed form, by television, radio, or telephone (although there is an exclusionfor letters or calls not part of a coordinated fundraising campaign soliciting no more than ten ...

Google previewCommunity and Polity (1995)

The Organizational Dynamics of American Jewry by Daniel Judah Elazar

Thus Israel Bonds has been allocated the right to make synagogue appeals, while direct solicitation is a province of UJA through the federations. The "friends" chapters normally work with big givers through personal contacts, but in the years ...

Google previewThe Complete Guide to Fundraising Management (2009)

by Stanley Weinstein

The actual solicitation is a natural process that can be handled any number of ways. The most important aspect of training is to stress the importance of getting the appointment. Next, devote as much time to role playing as possible to increase ...

Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (1980)

A master solicitation is a document containing the text of special provisions which have been identified as being essential for carrying out the peculiar needs of a specific commodity assignment to a single contracting activity within D0D.

Google previewGrant Proposal Writing Business Format System (2012)

by Henry Tarkington

Solicitation is the actual process of asking for support for various programs and projects. Cultivation should always precede solicitation. The ideal form of solicitation for most corporate involvement is a person-to-person request. Often the ...

Google previewNonprofit Law for Colleges and Universities (2011)

Essential Questions and Answers for Officers, Directors, and Advisors by Bruce R. Hopkins, Virginia C. Gross, Thomas J. Schenkelberg

A fundraising solicitation is any solicitation of gifts made in written or printed form, or by television, radio, or telephone. There is an exclusion for letters or calls that are not part of a coordinated fundraising campaign soliciting more than ten ...

Google previewStarting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization (2012)

A Legal Guide by Bruce R. Hopkins

The phrase specifically target persons physically located in the state for solicitation means to engage in one of two practices: 1. Including on the web site an express or implied reference to soliciting contributions from persons in that state 2.

Google previewThe Handbook of Student Affairs Administration (2015)

by George S. McClellan, Jeremy Stringer

The solicitation is the proverbial icing on the cake—the cake itself is the process and work done to build strategic relationships ...

Google previewThe Handbook of College Athletics and Recreation Administration (2012)

by George S. McClellan, Chris King, Donald L. Rockey, Jr.

The solicitation is the proverbial icing on the cake—the cake itself is the process and work done to build strategic relationships with donors. Once the relationship is built, the case for support is articulated over time. The person who likely will be ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law ... (1905)

by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield


Google previewEncyclopedia of Cyber Behavior (2012)

by Yan, Zheng

However, during the same period, incidences of aggressive online sexual solicitation slightly increased from 3% to 4% (Mitchell et al., 2007b). A recent study from the Netherlands has found similar results with 12% of adolescents having ...

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

SOLICITATION. Solicitation to commit a crime is |Usually held to be punishable as a misdemeanor, though ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Homosexuality (2016)

by Wayne R. Dynes

They do not insist that the importuning be persistent or continued, rather they emphasize the affront and disgustexperienced by the "innocent" bystanders to homosexual solicitation. They meant to protect the public from offensive behavior.

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication (2017)

by Craig Scott, Laurie Lewis

that provides a set of examples of varying degrees of symbolic and resource orientation to input solicitation. These approaches may be applied to ...

Google previewThe Treasury of Knowledge and Library of Reference: pt. I. A compendious English grammar by Goold Brown. English dictionary ed. by Lyman Cobb, 6th ed. pt. II. The new universal gazetteer by Edwin Williams, 7th ed. pt. III. An epitome of chronology and history, with an appendix; a compendious classical dictionary; and a dictionary of law a gentleman of the New York bar...6th ed (1836)

nate-ly, ad, with incessant solicitation Im-portu-nate-ness, s, incessant solicitation Im-portu-na-tor, s, an incessant demander Im-por-tune", "...a. to tease with...

troublesomely; incessantly Im-por-tu'ni-ty, s, incessant solicitation ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language. To which are added, a Vocabulary of Scripture Proper Names, and a concise Classical Dictionary (1847)

by Robert SULLIVAN (LL.D.)

solicitation; supplication. Implore, v. to ask, beg, beseech, entreat. Implorer, s. one who implores. Implu'med, Implu'mous, a unfeathered.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2011)

by Roger J.R. Levesque

In general, parental knowledge appears to have stronger relationships with outcomes than parental solicitation or control. For instance, in one study, the correlations between mother-reported parental solicitation and delinquency in girls and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nonprofit Terms and Concepts (2006)

by David Horton Smith, Robert A. Stebbins, Michael A. Dover

See nonprofit sector; philanthropic sector charitable solicitation regulation: state laws regulating charitable solicitation by mandating disclosure of financial and operational information, by prohibiting fraudulent solicitation, and, less successfully ...

Google previewDictionary of Film Finance and Distribution (2013)

A Guide for Independent Filmmakers by John W. Cones

which removes the general tion requirements, offering,” “ limited offering exemptions, solicitation restrictions for Regulation D, Rule 506 ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1905)

by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield


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There are some scary statistics out there: one in five kids aged 10-17 have received a sexual solicitation or approach via the Internet. (Mark Kennedy)
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The value of this 12-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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