What does adjuration mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adjurationnoun

    a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something


  1. adjurationnoun

    a grave warning

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Adjurationnoun

    Etymology: adjuratio, Lat.

    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? Joseph Addison, on the Christian Religion.


  1. adjuration

    An adjurist (from the Latin word "adjure", meaning to swear or to exorcise) is a follower of religious teachings that, per the Catholic Encyclopedia, are defined as "an urgent demand made upon another to do something, or to desist from doing something, which demand is rendered more solemn and more irresistible by coupling with it the name of God or of some sacred person or thing."


  1. adjuration

    Adjuration is a solemn or earnest urging, pleading, or request. It refers to the act of commanding or advising someone solemnly and earnestly, often under an oath or the threat of a penalty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adjurationnoun

    the act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or under the penalty of a curse; an earnest appeal

  2. Adjurationnoun

    the form of oath or appeal

  3. Etymology: [L. adjuratio, fr. adjurare: cf. F. adjuration. See Adjure.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adjuration

    ad-jōōr-ā′shun, n. the act of adjuring: the charge or oath used in adjuring.—adj. Adjur′atory, containing an adjuration.—p.adj. Adjur′ing, acting as an adjuration. [Fr.—L. adjuration-em.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjuration in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjuration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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