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Definition of "adjure" []

  • To command or enjoin solemnly, as under oath: "adjuring her in the name of God to declare the truth” ( Increase Mather). (verb-transitive)
  • To appeal to or entreat earnestly. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adjure" in a sentence
  • "Obj. 3: Further, to adjure is to induce a person to swear."
  • "God: God alone, 92, 247; in what sense we "adjure" Him in our prayers, 148; by prayer we become His beggars, 79, 110;"
  • "The word "adjure", i.e., cause to swear is used with reference to the casting out of demons (Acts 19: 13)."