To OBTEST (OBTE’ST) v.a.[obtestor, Latin.] To beseech; to supplicate.
Suppliants demand A truce, with olive branches in their hand; Obtest his clemency, and from the plain Beg leave to draw the bodies of their slain. Dryden.
OBTESTATION (OBTESTA’TION) n.s.[obtestatio, Lat. from obtest.]Supplication; entreaty.