One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of requesting something fervently, or of obtaining something by fervent request.
appeal, entreaty, plea, petition, solicitation, supplication, prayer, invocationView synonyms
- ‘While most theologians recognized the necessary distinction between the impetration and the application of reconciliation, yet often they failed to frame their postulates consistently therewith.’
- ‘As we must distinguish between the impetration and the application of the atonement, so also must we between the grace of God decreeing and the execution of the decree of His grace.’
- ‘No prayer has such a power of impetration as that which comes from a will conformed to the will of God.’
- ‘The Puritans drew a plain and broad line of demarcation between the impetration or purchase of salvation, and the actual application or bestowing of the same.’
- ‘By impetration we mean the purchase of all good things made by Christ for us with and of the Father.’
Late 15th century: from Anglo-Norman French impetracioun or Latin impetratio(n-), from impetrare (see impetrate).
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