a.1.Containing or expressing entreaty.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The prayers of the souls for others, he insists, lack "satisfactory value" or the possibility of merit and possess only "impetratory force, the proper efficacy of prayer considered in itself." For Jugie, the act of intercessory prayer in purgatory seems to be meager to the point of inaction.