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- 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...
- (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
instance of soliciting