dep-re-ca'-ti-o Lat. "a praying against"
deprecation, imprecation

A praying against evil, against others, or oneself; a prayer for the removal of some evil.
  And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. —Matt 26:39
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  Sources: Cicero De Inv. 1.11.15

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