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adjuration (noun) a formal, solemn order (usually judicial or religious).
A formal command by a judge to an accused or a witness to tell the truth is an adjuration. Your asking somebody earnestly to avoid giving false information is your adjuration to them.
- In spite of the judge's adjuration to the witness to tell the truth, she stuck to her earlier statement which had sounded untrue.
- The enquiry committee's adjuration to the employee to tell the truth had the desired effect as she came out with the whole truth.