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Adjuration

A swearing; taking an oath to be truthful.

To adjure is to command solemnly, warning that penalties may be invoked.

adjuration

noun affirmation, attestation, averment, avouchment, avowal, avowance, declaration, legal pledge, oath, pledge, solemn avowal, swearing, sworn statement, testimony, vouching, vow
See also: affirmance, appeal, asseveration, assurance, attestation, averment, avouchment, call, charge, claim, entreaty, oath, petition, requirement

ADJURATION. The act by which one person solemnly charges another to tell or swear to the truth. Wolff. Inst. Sec. 374.

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who did not bother Him with cajolery and adjuration then pleading then threat and had not even bothered to inform Him in advance ...
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and perform every just and lawful act for the maintenance of law and order, and to sustain the law when properly administered." (98) On the other hand, insofar as they do not reflect such an effort, but instead describe primarily an effort to hunt out and punish members of the "Irish faction of the Democratic Party," then the adjuration against political actions found in Article Seventh of the Constitution will have been ignored.
The adjuration to be 'normal' seems shockingly repellent to me; I see neither hope nor comfort in sinking to that low level.
The first is a blunt adjuration by Levin: "the author's practice cannot be treated as a single, constant context." (53) No author is totally consistent in beliefs or practice, and some are bewilderingly inconsistent.
Moreover, adjuration and leniency were the preferred modes of resolving the matter.
In case the Conciliation Board failed to bring about consensus and conciliation in a dispute then the dispute could be referred to a court for the necessary trial and adjuration.
(39) One aspect of this code of ethics is the biblical adjuration: "You shall take no gift (shohad)" (Exodus 23:8).
(107) It is "simply an adjuration to the decision maker to make an honest and intelligent judgment after having given due consideration to all the information the parties provide...." (108) The test is criticized by courts adhering to Brunner as undermining consistency, predictability, and fairness by allowing too much judicial discretion.
This fearless plunge into exact figures marks Norris's focus on domestic economy throughout; she is not speaking in abstractions, and much of her advice about love, money, sex, and housekeeping might be summed up as an adjuration to "sweat the small stuff." Norris winds up this essay with a metaphor nearly as pervasive as that of payment: she compares the housewife to a businessman, and asks why the thrift and organization required in the latter would be less desirable in the former.
Krishna's poetic adjuration to Arjuna to fight--the enabling myth
Once objects of adjuration, the twins were invoked with the oath "By Gemini," which eventually evolved into "By Jiminy."