from Latin alacris brisk, lively + -fy
1864 - An American Dictionary of the English Language, new revised Edition, Noah Webster;
"Alacrify, to rouse to action, to inspirit"
From: The Albany Law Journal: A Weekly Record of The Law and The Lawyers,
Vol. LV, From January to June 1897.
September 11, 1897
Wine Versus Water
How a Lawyer Once Eloquently Argued the Case for the Plaintiff