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conjuration


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conjuration  \Con`ju*ra"tion\,  n.  [L.  conjuratio,  cf  F. 
  conjuration.] 
  1.  The  act  of  calling  or  summoning  by  a  sacred  name  or  in 
  solemn  manner;  the  act  of  binding  by  an  oath;  an  earnest 
  entreaty;  adjuration. 
 
  We  charge  you  in  the  name  of  God,  take  heed;  .  .  . 
  Under  this  conjuration  speak,  my  lord.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  act  or  process  of  invoking  supernatural  aid  by  the  use 
  of  a  magical  form  of  words  the  practice  of  magic  arts; 
  incantation;  enchantment. 
 
  Pretended  conjurations  and  prophecies  of  that  event. 
  --Hallam. 
 
  3.  A  league  for  a  criminal  purpose;  conspiracy.  [Obs.]  ``The 
  conjuration  of  Catiline.''  --Sir  T.  Elyot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conjuration 
  n  :  invoking  a  spirit  or  devil  [syn:  {conjuring},  {conjury}] 




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