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ADJU'RE, L. adjuro, to sweat 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. Joshua 6 .

2. To charge earnestly and solemnly, on pain of God's wrath.

I adjure thee by the living God. Matthew 26 ., Acts 19.

3. To conjure to charge, urge or summon with solemnity.

The magistrates adjured by all the bonds of duty.

Ye sacred stars, be all of you adjured.

The Commissioners adjured them not to let pass so favorable an opportunity of securing their liberties.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Adjure'. King James Dictionary.

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