An example of an imprecation is a girl saying she hopes her ex boyfriend rots in hell.
- the act of imprecating evil, etc. on someone
- a curse: muttering imprecations as he worked
Origin of imprecationClassical Latin imprecatio
- The act of imprecating.
- A curse.
From Latin imprecātio (“calling down of curses”), from imprecor (“call down, invoke”), from in- (“towards”) + precor (“pray”).