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Definition of "imprecation" [im•pre•ca•tion]

  • The act of imprecating. (noun)
  • A curse. (noun)

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 "imprecation" in a sentence
  • "The excommunication was interpreted as an "imprecation" that cursed all Freemasons and doomed them to perdition."
  • "The Poems of the mourner himself have now passed through innumerable editions, and are universally known, but if, when Collins died, the same kind of imprecation had been pronounced by a surviving admirer, small is the number whom it would not have comprehended."
  • "“If no other man has slept with you and if you have not gone astray in defilement while married to your husband, may you be safe from harm from this water of bitterness… But if you have gone astray… may the LORD make you a curse and an imprecation among your people, with the LORD causing your thigh to sag and your belly to be distended.”"