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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dep·re·ca·tion n.
 1. The act of deprecating; a praying against evil; prayer that an evil may be removed or prevented. [archaic]
    Humble deprecation.   --Milton.
 2. Entreaty for pardon; petitioning.
 3. An imprecation or curse. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster
      2: the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
         [syn: denigration]