Definition for AD-JURE'

AD-JURE', v.t. [L. adjuro, to swear solemnly, or compel one to swear; from ad and juro, to swear.]

  1. To charge, bind or command on oath, or under the penalty of a curse. Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city of Jericho. – Josh. vi.
  2. To charge earnestly and solemnly, on pain of God's wrath. I adjure thee by the living God. – Matt. xxvi. Acts. xix.
  3. To conjure; to charge, urge or summon with solemnity. The magistrates adjured by all the bonds of civil duty. – Milton. Ye sacred stars, be all of you adjured. – Dryden. The commissioners adjured them not to let pass so favorable an opportunity of securing their liberties. – Marshall's Life of Washington.

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