solicitation - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/səˌlɪsɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1
    formal the act of asking someone for something such as money or support
  2. 2
    legal American the crime of offering money or something else of value to someone in order to make them commit a crime
  3. 3
    legal the crime of offering to have sex with someone in exchange for money