Definition of obsecration in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɒbsɪˈkreɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun] rare
Earnest pleading or supplication.
Example sentences
  • Well, perhaps not, for it can better be read as the futile obsecration of one pro-Roman faction, losing out to their retro-Celtic foes.
  • ‘Ladies and gentlemen of the jury,’ he began in obsecration.
  • An obsecration was, and is, part of all ancient and modern oaths.


Late Middle English: from Latin obsecratio(n-), from obsecrare 'entreat', based on sacer, sacr- 'sacred'.

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