From Latindeprecatus, past participle of deprecari (“to pray against (a present or impending evil), pray for, intercede for (that which is in danger), rarely imprecate"), from de (“off") + precari (“to pray").
14 1913, in answer to a memorial from the bulk of the Unionist M.P.'sa memorial which wished for a reassurance as to food duties, but strongly deprecated a change of leadership - Mr. Law announced that he and Lord Lansdowne were willing to agree that food duties should not be imposed without the approval of the electorate at a subsequent general election; and to remain leaders in deference to their followers' appeal, in spite of the party's disregard of their advice.
Wolsey deprecated this procedure, and application was made to Clement VII.
Expedition, but agreed to suspend Italian consular jurisdiction in Tunis, and deprecated suspicion of French designs upon Morocco.
He deprecated general confessions and demanded that the individual must lay bare the recesses of his heart.
He advocated freedom of the corn trade, reduction of the number of religious communities, and deprecated regulation of the interest on loans.