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Noun: supplication  ,sú-pli'key-shun
  1. A prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
    - invocation
  2. A humble request for help from someone in authority
    - plea
  3. The act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
    "the priest sank to his knees in supplication";
    - prayer

Derived forms: supplications

Type of: appeal, entreaty, orison [archaic], petition, prayer, suppliance, worship

Part of: divine service, religious service, service

Encyclopedia: Supplication