expressing entreaty
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  • precatory — prec·a·to·ry / pre kə ˌtōr ē/ adj: expressing a wish or desire but not creating a legal obligation or affirmative duty a precatory remark the precatory words ◇ When interpreting wills, courts will look to whether a direction is precatory or… …   Law dictionary

  • Impetratory — Im pe*tra*to*ry, a. Containing or expressing entreaty. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • precatory — /prek euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or expressing entreaty or supplication: precatory overtures. Also, precative /prek euh tiv/. [1630 40; < LL precatorius, equiv. to L preca(ri) to PRAY, entreat + torius TORY1] …   Universalium

  • precatory — /ˈprɛkətəri/ (say prekuhtuhree), / tri/ (say tree) adjective relating to, or of the nature of, or expressing entreaty or supplication. Also, precative /ˈprɛkətɪv/ (say prekuhtiv). {Late Latin precātōrius} …   Australian English dictionary

  • precatory — [prek′ətivprek′ə tôr΄ē] adj. [LL precatorius < L precari, to PRAY] of, having the nature of, or expressing entreaty: also precative [prek′ətiv] …   English World dictionary

  • precatory — adjective expressing entreaty or supplication precatory overtures • Syn: ↑precative • Similar to: ↑beseeching, ↑pleading, ↑imploring …   Useful english dictionary

  • prec|a|tive — «PREHK uh tihv», adjective. expressing entreaty or desire; supplicatory. ╂[< Late Latin precātīvus < Latin precārī entreat] …   Useful english dictionary

  • prec|a|to|ry — «PREHK uh TR ee, TOHR », adjective. of, like, or expressing entreaty or supplication. ╂[< Late Latin precātōrius < Latin precātor, ōris entreater < precārī to entreat, pray] …   Useful english dictionary

  • prayer — prayer1 prayerless, adj. prayerlessly, adv. prayerlessness, n. /prair/, n. 1. a devout petition to God or an object of worship. 2. a spiritual communion with God or an object of worship, as in supplication, thanksgiving, adoration, or confession …   Universalium

  • Flagellants — • A fanatical and heretical sect that flourished in the thirteenth and succeeding centuries Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Flagellants     Flagellants      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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