Etymology
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solicitation (n.)

late 15c., "management," from French solicitation and directly from Latin solicitationem (nominative solicitatio) "vexation, disturbance, instigation," noun of action from past-participle stem of solicitare "to disturb, rouse, stimulate, provoke"

(see solicit). Meaning "action of soliciting" is from 1520s. Specific sexual sense is from c. 1600.

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Definitions of solicitation

solicitation (n.)
an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status;
a solicitation to the king for relief
solicitation (n.)
request for a sum of money;
Synonyms: appeal / collection / ingathering
solicitation (n.)
the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money);
Synonyms: allurement
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