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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: adjurare, from ad- 'to' + jurare 'to swear'

adjure

verb
     
ad‧jure [transitive]
formal to order or try to persuade someone to do something
adjure somebody to do something
Gwen adjured him to be truthful.

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