Im`pre*ca"tion (?), n. [L. imprecatio: cf. F. impr'ecation.]

The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon any one; a prayer that a curse or calamity may fall on any one; a curse.

Men cowered like slaves before such horrid imprecations. Motley.

Syn. -- Malediction; curse; execration; anathema. See Malediction.

 

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