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 for supplication
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Supplication \Sup`pli*ca"tion\, n. [F. supplication, L.
     1. The act of supplicating; humble and earnest prayer, as in
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     2. A humble petition; an earnest request; an entreaty.
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     3. (Rom. Antiq.) A religious solemnity observed in
        consequence of some military success, and also, in times
        of distress and danger, to avert the anger of the gods.
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     Syn: Entreaty; petition; solicitation; craving.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
           [syn: invocation, supplication]
      2: a humble request for help from someone in authority [syn:
         supplication, 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 prayer" [syn: prayer,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "supplication":
     Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster,
     adjuration, aid prayer, appeal, application, beadroll, beads,
     begging, beseeching, beseechment, bid, bidding prayer, breviary,
     call, chaplet, clamor, collect, communion, contemplation, cry,
     devotions, entreating, entreaty, grace, impetration, imploration,
     imploring, imprecation, intercession, invocation, invocatory plea,
     litany, meditation, obsecration, obtestation, orison, petition,
     plea, pleading, prayer, prayer wheel, rogation, rosary,
     silent prayer, solicitation, soliciting, suit, supplicating,
     thanks, thanksgiving

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