'Supplication' definitions:

Definition of 'supplication'

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A prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service [syn: invocation, supplication]
A humble request for help from someone in authority [syn: supplication, plea]
The act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); "the priest sank to his knees in prayer" [syn: prayer, supplication]

Definition of 'Supplication'

  • Supplication \Sup`pli*ca"tion\, n. [F. supplication, L. supplicatio.]
  • 1. The act of supplicating; humble and earnest prayer, as in worship. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. A humble petition; an earnest request; an entreaty. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. (Rom. Antiq.) 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. [1913 Webster]
  • Syn: Entreaty; petition; solicitation; craving. [1913 Webster]