solicitation

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French sollicitation, from Latin sollicitātiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /səˌlɪsɪˈteɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: so‧li‧ci‧ta‧tion

Noun[edit]

solicitation (countable and uncountable, plural solicitations)

  1. the action or instance of soliciting; petition; proposal
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 21345056, page 127:
      "The instances you have quoted," replied the other, "are certainly very encouraging! Homer past a life in blindness and beggary; Columbus, in vain solicitation and feverish disappointment; and Luther's was spent in struggle, imprisonment, and danger...
    Synonyms: petition, appeal
  2. (US, law) an inchoate offense that consists of a person offering money or inducing another to commit a crime with the specific intent that the person solicited commit the crime

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