Verb adjure Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


adjure (third-person singular simple present adjures, present participle adjuring, simple past and past participle adjured)

  1. To issue a formal command, especially in a legal context.
  2. To earnestly appeal or advise.

More definition: charge, bind, or command earnestly and solemnly, often under oath or the threat of a penalty. entreat or request earnestly or solemnly.

1. to command, often by exacting an oath; charge

2. to appeal earnestly to Derived Formsadjuration (ˌædʒʊəˈreɪʃən) nounadjuratory, adjectiveadjurer, adjuror, noun Word OriginC14, from Latin adjūrāre to swear to, from ad- to + jūrāre to swear, from jūs oathCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
late 14c., "to bind by oath; to question under oath," from Latin adiurare "confirm by oath, add an oath, to swear to in addition," in Late Latin "to put (someone) to an oath," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iurare "swear," from ius (genitive iuris) "law" (see jurist). Related, Adjured; adjuring.

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