Samuel Johnson Bonus WOTD is OBTEST

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.

 

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