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ˌɪm prɪˈkeɪ ʃənim·pre·ca·tion

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  1. imprecation

    In the highest sense, as in a court of justice, "an oath is a reverent appeal to God in corroboration of what one says," Abbott Law Dict.; an affidavit is a sworn statement made in writing in the presence of a competent officer; an adjuration is a solemn appeal to a person in the name of God to speak the truth. An oath is made to man in the name of God; a vow, to God without the intervention, often without the knowledge, of man. In the lower sense, an oath may be mere blasphemy or profane swearing. Anathema, curse, execration, and imprecation are modes of invoking vengeance or retribution from a superhuman power upon the person against whom they are uttered. Anathema is a solemn ecclesiastical condemnation of a person or of a proposition. Curse may be just and authoritative; as, the curse of God; or, it may be wanton and powerless: "so the curse causeless shall not come," Prov. xxvi, 2. Execration expresses most of personal bitterness and hatred; imprecation refers especially to the coming of the desired evil upon the person against whom it is uttered. Malediction is a general wish of evil, a less usual but very expressive word. Compare TESTIMONY.

    Synonyms:
    adjuration, affidavit, anathema, ban, blaspheming, blasphemy, curse, cursing, denunciation, execration, malediction, oath, profane swearing, profanity, reprobation, swearing, sworn statement, vow

    Antonyms:
    benediction, benison, blessing

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  1. imprecation, maledictionnoun

    the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)

    "he suffered the imprecations of the mob"

    Synonyms:
    malediction

  2. imprecationnoun

    a slanderous accusation

    Synonyms:
    malediction

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  1. imprecationnoun

    Synonyms:
    invocation (of evil)

  2. imprecationnoun

    Synonyms:
    curse, malediction, execration, denunciation, anathema

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