Etymology
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entreaty (n.)

mid-15c., "treatment; negotiation;" see entreat + -y (1). Meaning "urgent solicitation, earnest request" is from 1570s. Related: Entreaties.

updated on September 02, 2014

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Definitions of entreaty from WordNet

entreaty (n.)
earnest or urgent request;
an entreaty to stop the fighting
Synonyms: prayer / appeal
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.