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