Definition of impetration in English:
noun[mass noun] rare, chiefly Theology
The action of requesting something fervently, or of obtaining something by fervent request.
- 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.
- As we must distinguish between the impetration and the application of the atonement, so also must we between the grace of God decreeing and the execution of the decree of His grace.
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