What does the word solicit mean?

Usage examples for solicit

  1. " My orders are to solicit your lordship's assistance, as a Justice of the Peace for the county, in arresting certain persons and taking possession of some arms concealed in the neighbourhood. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  2. Serve faithfully him to whom your oath is given; obey your chiefs; neither seek favor, nor solicit service, but do not reject them; and remember the proverb: 'Take care of thy coat whilst it is new, and thy honor whilst it is fresh. – Marie by Alexander Pushkin
  3. The Marrucinians, Marsians, Pelignians, and Ferentans, warned by the example of their disasters, sent deputies to Rome to solicit peace and friendship; and these states, on their submissive applications, were admitted into alliance. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius