Ex`e*cra"tion (?), n. [L. execratio, exsecratio: cf. F. ex'ecration.]
The act of cursing; a curse dictated by violent feelings of hatred; imprecation; utter detestation expressed.
Cease, gentle, queen, these execrations.
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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