Im`pe*tra"tion (?), n. [L. impetratio: cf. F. imp'etration.]
The act of impetrating, or obtaining by petition or entreaty.
In way of impertation procuring the removal or allevation of our crosses.
2. Old Eng.Law
The obtaining of benefice from Rome by solicitation, which benefice belonged to the disposal of the king or other lay patron of the realm.
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