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[suh-lis-i-tey-shuh n] /səˌlɪs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
the act of soliciting.
entreaty, urging, or importunity; a petition or request.
enticement or allurement.

the crime of asking another to commit or to aid in a crime.
the act of a prostitute soliciting in a public place.


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