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Solicit

solicit vt

1 : to make petition to [ the court]
2 : to ask, induce, advise, or command (a person) to do something and esp. to commit a crime compare coerce , importune
3 : to attempt to persuade (a person) to purchase something
4 : to attempt to bring about or obtain by soliciting a person [ bribes]
vi
1 : to make solicitation
2 of a prostitute
: to offer to have sexual relations with someone for money


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.