Sup`pli*ca"tion (?), n. [F. supplication, L. supplicatio.]
The act of supplicating; humble and earnest prayer, as in worship.
A humble petition; an earnest request; an entreaty.
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.
Syn. -- Entreaty; petition; solicitation; craving.
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