Variant of avocation
- Obsolete the fact of being called away or distracted from something
- something one does in addition to a vocation or regular work, and usually for pleasure; hobby
- Now Rare one's regular work; vocation
Origin: Classical Latin avocatio, a calling away ; from past participle of avocare ; from a- (ab-), away plush vocare, to call ; from vox, voice
- avocational adjective
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