Definition of impetration in English:



  • [mass noun] The action of requesting something fervently, or of obtaining something by fervent request.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘No prayer has such a power of impetration as that which comes from a will conformed to the will of God.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘By impetration we mean the purchase of all good things made by Christ for us with and of the Father.’
    appeal, entreaty, plea, petition, solicitation, supplication, prayer, invocation
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Late 15th century: from Anglo-Norman French impetracioun or Latin impetratio(n-), from impetrare (see impetrate).