- Vocation is defined as a call to do something, especially regarding religious work.
The woman’s desire to become a nun is an example of vocation.
- Vocation means one’s calling or profession.
The hard work done by a charity worker accepting little or no money is an example of a vocation.
- a call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious one
- the function or career toward which one believes oneself to be called
- any trade, profession, or occupation
Origin of vocationMiddle English vocacion from Ecclesiastical Late Latin vocatio, a calling from L, an invitation, court summons from vocare, to call from vox, voice
- A regular occupation, especially one for which a person is particularly suited or qualified.
- a. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work: a vocation for medicine.b. Theology A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
Origin of vocationMiddle English vocacioun divine call to a religious life from Old French vocation from Latin vocātiō vocātiōn- a calling from vocātus past participle of vocāre to call ; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.
Old French vocation < Latin vocÄtiÅ.