Invocation meaning

ĭnvə-kāshən
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The act of calling on God, a god, a saint, the Muses, etc. for blessing, help, inspiration, support, or the like.
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The act or form of calling for the assistance or presence of some superior being; earnest and solemn entreaty; especially, prayer offered to a divine being.
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Invocation is defined as the act of appealing to a higher authority for help.

An example of invocation is when you turn to an authority for help in proving your point, invoking or relying on the authority.

An example of invocation is a prayer to God at the beginning of a service asking for help or a blessing.

An example of invocation is when you conduct a seance to call spirits forth.

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A call or summons; especially, a judicial call, demand, or order; as, the invocation of papers or evidence into court.
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The act or an instance of invoking, especially an appeal to a higher power for assistance.
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A prayer or other formula used in invoking, as at the opening of a religious service.
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Origin of invocation

  • Middle English invocacion from Old French from Latin invocātiō invocātiōn- from invocātus past participle of invocāre to invoke invoke

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French invocacion, from Latin invocatio

    From Wiktionary