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A swearing; taking an oath to be truthful.

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

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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But he ultimately finds comfort in the remaining community and entrusts its collective "melodious adjurations" to transcend, and to accomplish compassion and relief.
In what follows, I suggest that the adjuration to loyalty of the ade provided a literary model for the authors of Deut.
His adjurations will have to do with how the painter might let this stand for that; and may well move from point to point through words like too.
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And even in Iran, the revolution appears to have burned out, leaving behind an apathetic youth eager to enjoy the trappings of American culture, despite the Ayatollahs' adjurations.
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8:5 [Hebrew text omitted] tahat ha-tappuah 'orartika, literally "under the apricot tree I awakened you," with "awaken" in the erotic sense, as in the adjurations 2:7, 3:5, 8:4.
The last grouping, "Contradictions: Tracking Poems," comprises twenty-nine quick-flash lyrics and adjurations. These, in their sum, give us a sharp glimpse of Rich as artist, lover and spokeswoman; they also show us, for the first time, her private grappling with the debilitating pains of arthritis.
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(8) Thus, through successive adjurations, these special eyes would be opened slowly and gradually as the catechumen prepared for baptism.
The first segment of this two-part book, "Reinterpreting Aseneth," maps out extant versions and traces of Aseneth and catalogues the narrative's manifold component ideas and images, from Jewish angel adjurations to Neoplatonism.