obtestation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin obtestatio.

Noun[edit]

obtestation (countable and uncountable, plural obtestations)

  1. The act of obtesting; supplication; protestation.
    • Evelyn
      Antonio asserted this with great obtestation.
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      [T]he ten thousand Judiths press up, resistless; with obtestations, with outspread hands,—merely to speak to the Mayor.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 obtestation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)