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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adjuration \Ad`ju*ra"tion\, n. [L. adjuratio, fr. adjurare: cf. F. adjuration. See Adjure.] 1. The act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or under the penalty of a curse; an earnest appeal. [1913 Webster] What an accusation could not effect, an adjuration shall. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. The form of oath or appeal. [1913 Webster] Persons who . . . made use of prayer and adjurations. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

adjuration n 1: a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Adjuration a solemn appeal whereby one person imposes on another the obligation of speaking or acting as if under an oath (1 Sam. 14:24; Josh. 6:26; 1 Kings 22:16). We have in the New Testament a striking example of this (Matt. 26:63; Mark 5:7), where the high priest calls upon Christ to avow his true character. It would seem that in such a case the person so adjured could not refuse to give an answer. The word "adjure", i.e., cause to swear is used with reference to the casting out of demons (Acts 19:13).