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invocation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invocation  \In`vo*ca"tion\,  n.  [F.  invocation,  L.  invocatio.] 
  1.  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 
 
  Sweet  invocation  of  a  child;  most  pretty  and 
  pathetical!  --Shak. 
 
  The  whole  poem  is  a  prayer  to  Fortune,  and  the 
  invocation  is  divided  between  the  two  deities. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  (Law)  A  call  or  summons;  especially,  a  judicial  call 
  demand,  or  order  as  the  invocation  of  papers  or  evidence 
  into  court. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  invocation 
  n  1:  a  prayer  asking  God's  help  as  part  of  a  religious  service 
  [syn:  {supplication}] 
  2:  the  act  of  appealing  for  help 




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