Ex`e*cra"tion (?), n. [L. execratio, exsecratio: cf. F. ex'ecration.]

1.

The act of cursing; a curse dictated by violent feelings of hatred; imprecation; utter detestation expressed.

Cease, gentle, queen, these execrations. Shak.

2.

That which is execrated; a detested thing.

Ye shall be an execration and . . . a curse. Jer. xlii. 18.

Syn. -- See Malediction.

 

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