impetration

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin impetratio: compare French impétration.

Noun[edit]

impetration (countable and uncountable, plural impetrations)

  1. (obsolete) The act of impetrating, or obtaining by petition or entreaty.
    • Barrow
      In way of impertation procuring the removal or allevation of our crosses.
  2. (obsolete, Britain, law) The obtaining of benefice from Rome by solicitation, which benefice belonged to the disposal of the king or other lay patron of the realm.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for impetration in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)