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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sup·pli·ca·tion n.
 1. The act of supplicating; humble and earnest prayer, as in worship.
 2. A humble petition; an earnest request; an entreaty.
 3. Rom. Antiq. A religious solemnity observed in consequence of some military success, and also, in times of distress and danger, to avert the anger of the gods.
 Syn: -- Entreaty; petition; solicitation; craving.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
           [syn: invocation]
      2: a humble request for help from someone in authority [syn: plea]
      3: the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a
         petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving);
         "the priest sank to his knees in prayer" [syn: prayer]