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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.