Ad·jure v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adjured p. pr. & vb. n. Adjuring ]. To charge, bind, or command, solemnly, as if under oath, or under the penalty of a curse; to appeal to in the most solemn or impressive manner; to entreat earnestly.
Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho. --Josh. vi. 26.
The high priest . . . said . . . I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ. --Matt. xxvi. 63.
The commissioners adjured them not to let pass so favorable an opportunity of securing their liberties. --Marshall.
v 1: ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to
become good persons" [syn: bid, beseech, entreat,
2: command solemnly