The words chanted by a witch to catch a spell are an example of an incantation.
The pious incantations of the administration.
Other Word Forms
Origin of incantation
- Middle English incantacioun from Old French incantation from Late Latin incantātiō incantātiōn- spell from Latin incantātus past participle of incantāre to enchant enchant
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French incantation, from Latin incantatio