Definition of impetrate in English:


Syllabification: im·pe·trate
Pronunciation: /ˈimpəˌtrāt


[with object] archaic
  • Beseech or beg for: a slight testimonial which I thought fit to impetrate from that worthy nobleman


late 15th century: from Latin impetrat- 'brought to pass', from the verb impetrare (based on patrare 'bring to pass').

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