Dep`re*ca"tion (?), n. [L. deprecatio; cf. F. d'epr'ecation.]

1.

The act of deprecating; a praying against evil; prayer that an evil may be removed or prevented; strong expression of disapprobation.

Humble deprecation. Milton.

2.

Entreaty for pardon; petitioning.

3.

An imprecation or curse.

[Obs.]

Gilpin.

 

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