Definitions for Invocationˌɪn vəˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•vo•ca•tionˌɪn vəˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of invoking or calling upon a deity, spirit, etc., for aid, protection, inspiration, or the like; supplication.

  2. any petitioning or supplication for help or aid.

  3. a form of prayer invoking God's presence, said at the beginning of a public or religious ceremony.

  4. an entreaty for guidance from a Muse, deity, etc., at the beginning of an epic poem.

  5. an incantation.

  6. the act of referring to something, as a concept or document, for support and justification.

  7. the enforcing or use of a legal or moral precept or right.

Origin of invocation:

1325–75; ME < L

in•voc′a•to•ry-ˈvɒk əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. invocation, supplication(noun)

    a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service

  2. invocation(noun)

    an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil

  3. conjuring, conjuration, conjury, invocation(noun)

    calling up a spirit or devil

  4. invocation(noun)

    the act of appealing for help

Wiktionary

  1. invocation(Noun)

    The act or form of calling for the assistance or presence of some superior being; earnest and solemn entreaty; esp., prayer offered to a divine being.

  2. invocation(Noun)

    A call or summons; especially, a judicial call, demand, or order; as, the invocation of papers or evidence into court.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invocation(noun)

    the act or form of calling for the assistance or presence of some superior being; earnest and solemn entreaty; esp., prayer offered to a divine being

  2. Invocation(noun)

    a call or summons; especially, a judicial call, demand, or order; as, the invocation of papers or evidence into court

Freebase

  1. Invocation

    An invocation may take the form of: ⁕Supplication, prayer or spell. ⁕A form of possession. ⁕Command or conjuration. ⁕Self-identification with certain spirits. These forms are described below, but are not mutually exclusive. See also Theurgy.


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