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English Dictionary: adjured by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Adjure \Ad*jure"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adjured}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Adjuring}]. [L. adjurare, adjurdium, to swear to; later,
      to adjure: cf. F. adjurer. See {Jury}.]
      To charge, bind, or command, solemnly, as if under oath, or
      under the penalty of a curse; to appeal to in the most solemn
      or impressive manner; to entreat earnestly.
               Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the
               man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this
               city Jericho.                                          --Josh. vi.
               The high priest . . . said . . . I adjure thee by the
               living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the
               Christ.                                                   --Matt. xxvi.
               The commissioners adjured them not to let pass so
               favorable an opportunity of securing their liberties.
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