- the act of supplicating
- a humble request, prayer, petition, etc.
Supplication is defined as the act of humbly begging for something, especially when pleading with God in prayer.
An example of supplication is when you get on your knees and pray to God for something.
From Old French supplication, from Latin supplicatio, from supplicare "˜to supplicate'.
- The document, in fact, is unendorsed, and without a title, and there is not a word of "supplication" in it.
- But soon a storm arises, and, supplication to the gods failing, the sailors cast lots to discover the guilty man who has brought this great trouble.
- A sorrowful supplication, in which the speakers deplore, not the fall of Jerusalem, but their own state of galling dependence and hopeless poverty.
- This and other of his religious tracts, A Short Rule of Good Life, Triumphs over Death, Mary Magdalen's Tears and a Humble Supplication to Queen Elizabeth, were widely circulated in manuscript.
- The Syriac word ethkashshaph, which means literally to "cut oneself," is the regular equivalent of to "make supplication."