Definitions for vocationvoʊˈkeɪ ʃən
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career, calling, vocation(noun)
the particular occupation for which you are trained
occupational group, vocation(noun)
a body of people doing the same kind of work
an inclination to undertake a certain kind of work, especially a religious career; often in response to a perceived summons; a calling
an occupation for which a person is suited, trained or qualified
Origin: From Latin vocatio via Old French.
a call; a summons; a citation; especially, a designation or appointment to a particular state, business, or profession
destined or appropriate employment; calling; occupation; trade; business; profession
a calling by the will of God
the bestowment of God's distinguishing grace upon a person or nation, by which that person or nation is put in the way of salvation; as, the vocation of the Jews under the old dispensation, and of the Gentiles under the gospel
a call to special religious work, as to the ministry
Origin: [L. vocatio a bidding, invitation, fr. vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocation. See Vocal.]
A vocation is an occupation to which a person is specially drawn or for which he or she is suited, trained, or qualified. Though now often used in non-religious contexts, the meanings of the term originated in Christianity.
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The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious.
Each man has his own vocation his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.
If each one does their duty as an individual and if each one works in their own proper vocation, it will be right with the whole.
Vocation has overhauled its quality and compliance processes and it now has a viable ongoing business with a focused revenue stream.
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