ADJU'RE, v.t. L. adjuro, to sweat solemnly, or compel one to swear; from ad and juro, to swear.
1. To charge, bind or command on oath, or under the penalty of a curse.
Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city of Jericho. Josh. 6.
2. To charge earnestly and solemnly, on pain of God's wrath.
I adjure thee by the living God. Mat. 26., Acts, 19.
3. To conjure; to charge, urge or summon with solemnity.
The magistrates adjured by all the bonds of civil duty.
Ye sacred stars, be all of you adjured.
The Commissioners adjured them not to let pass so favorable an opportunity of securing their liberties.