Impetration

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IMPETRATION. The obtaining anything by prayer or petition. In the ancient English statutes, it signifies a pre-obtaining of church benefices in England from the church of Rome, which belonged to the gift of the king, or other lay patrons.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In fact, he more than assumes; he hails, accosts, harangues, impetrates, increpates, exprobrates, and generally importunes that reader.