Definition of Invocation

1. Noun. A prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service.

Exact synonyms: Supplication
Group relationships: Divine Service, Religious Service, Service
Generic synonyms: Orison, Petition, Prayer
Specialized synonyms: Rogation
Derivative terms: Invoke



2. Noun. An incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil.
Generic synonyms: Conjuration, Incantation
Derivative terms: Invoke

3. Noun. Calling up a spirit or devil.
Exact synonyms: Conjuration, Conjuring, Conjury
Generic synonyms: Magic, Thaumaturgy
Specialized synonyms: Evocation, Summoning
Derivative terms: Conjure, Conjure, Conjure, Invoke

4. Noun. The act of appealing for help.
Generic synonyms: Effectuation, Implementation
Derivative terms: Invoke

Definition of Invocation

1. n. The act or form of calling for the assistance or presence of some superior being; earnest and solemn entreaty; esp., prayer offered to a divine being.

Definition of Invocation

1. Noun. The act or form of calling for the assistance or presence of some superior being; earnest and solemn entreaty; esp., prayer offered to a divine being. ¹

2. Noun. A call or summons; especially, a judicial call, demand, or order; as, the invocation of papers or evidence into court. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Invocation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Invocation

inviters
invites
inviteth
invitingly
invitingness
invitings
invitrifiable
invitro
invitros
invocable
invocate
invocated
invocates
invocating
invocation (current term)
invocational
invocations
invocatory
invoice
invoiceable
invoiced
invoicer
invoicers
invoices
invoicing
invok't
invokable
invoke
invoked

Literary usage of Invocation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Under rule 30, invocation is not allowed, except under special mandate of judge. There was none here. It, the invocation, could only be allowed on ..."

2. The Present State of the Greek Church in Russia, Or, A Summary of Christian by Platon, Robert Pinkerton (1815)
"THE invocation OF SAINTS. this commandment, who put their confidence in riches, ... The invocation of saints is not contrary to this commandment. ..."

3. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"THE LUCRETIAN invocation OF VENUS BY GEORGE ... The key to the correct interpretation of this famous invocation of Venus must be sought in the fact of ..."

4. The History of the Church of Christ: Intended as a Continuation of the Work by John Scott (1829)
"invocation of saints. This called up the vicar general. He vindicated the bishop's edict; (though, he said, he had himself been absent on business when it ..."

5. On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish by Eugene O'Curry (1873)
"... я chief and druid of the Tuatha Di Danann; his curious invocation to his harp; the three musical feats played upon it ; examination of the names of this ..."

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