entreatment

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

entreat +‎ -ment

NounEdit

entreatment (plural entreatments)

  1. (obsolete) entreaty; invitation
    • 1600, Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 1, scene 3:
      From this time be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence; set your entreatments at a higher rate than a command to parley.

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Last modified on 4 April 2014, at 15:18