Definition of impetration in English:

impetration

Line breaks: im¦pe|tra¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪmpəˈtreɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun] rare , chiefly Theology
The action of requesting something fervently, or of obtaining something by fervent request.
More example sentences
  • No prayer has such a power of impetration as that which comes from a will conformed to the will of God.
  • While most theologians recognized the necessary distinction between the impetration and the application of reconciliation, yet often they failed to frame their postulates consistently therewith.
  • The Puritans drew a plain and broad line of demarcation between the impetration or purchase of salvation, and the actual application or bestowing of the same.

Origin

late 15th century: from Anglo-Norman French impetracioun or Latin impetratio(n-), from impetrare (see impetrate).

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