Origin of Solicit
From Middle French solliciter, from Latin sollicitāre, present active participle of sollicitō (“stir, disturb; look after"), from sollicitus (“agitated, anxious, punctilious", literally “thoroughly moved"), from sollus (“whole, entire") + perfect passive participle of cieō (“shake, excite, cite, to put in motion").
Middle English soliciten to disturb from Old French solliciter from Latin sollicitāre from sollicitus troubled solicitous
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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