- The definition of adjure means to firmly tell someone to do something or to strongly ask someone to do something.
- When a mother orders a child to go to his room now, that is an example of adjure.
- To plead with someone is an example of adjure.
adjure definition by Webster's New World
adjure definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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transitive verb ad·jured, ad·jur·ing, ad·jures
- To command or enjoin solemnly, as under oath: “adjuring her in the name of God to declare the truth” (Increase Mather).
- To appeal to or entreat earnestly.
Origin: Middle English adjuren, from Latin adiūrāre, to swear to : ad-, ad- + iūrāre, to swear; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.
- ad·jurˈer, ad·juˈror noun
adjure - Legal Definition
- To earnestly and solemnly bind, charge, or command. Frequently, persons who are adjured are placed under oath or a threat of penalty. For example, juries are adjured to consider only the evidence presented at trial as they attempt to reach a verdict in an action.
- To earnestly and solemnly entreat or request.