Webster 1913 Edition
The act of supplicating; humble and earnest prayer, as in worship.
A humble petition; an earnest request; an entreaty.
A religious solemnity observed in consequence of some military success, and also, in times of distress and danger, to avert the anger of the gods.
Syn. – Entreaty; petition; solicitation; craving.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Entreaty; humble and earnest prayer in worship. In all our supplications to the Father of mercies, let us remember a world lying in ignorance and wickedness.
2.Petition; earnest request.
3.In Roman antiquity, a religious solemnity observed in consequence of some military success. It consisted in sacrifices, feasting, offering thanks, and praying for a continuance of success.
supplication (plural supplications)
- An act of supplicating; a humble request.
- A prayer or entreaty to a god.
an act of supplicating
From Old French, a borrowing from Latin supplicatio, supplicationem.
supplication f (plural supplications)