Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of impetration in English:
noun[mass noun] rare , chiefly Theology
The action of requesting something fervently, or of obtaining something by fervent request.
- 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.
Late 15th century: from Anglo-Norman French impetracioun or Latin impetratio(n-), from impetrare (see impetrate).
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