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1. (Theology) to supplicate or entreat for, esp by prayer
2. (Theology) to obtain by prayer
[C16: from Latin impetrāre to procure by entreaty, from -petrāre, from patrāre to bring to pass, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Latin pater a father]
ˈimpetrative, ˈimpetratory adj
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Past participle: impetrated
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