- an act or instance of evoking; a calling forth: the evocation of old memories.
- Law. (formerly) an action of a court in summoning a case from another, usually lower, court for purposes of complete review and decision, as on an appeal in which the issue is incidental or procedural and the court of first instance has not yet rendered a decision on its merits; the removal of a case from one court to another.
Origin of evocation
Examples from the Web for evocation
Top U.S. officials contribute with their daily evocation of saintly principles that the United States itself has often defied.Cut the Baloney on Ukraine
Leslie H. Gelb
March 9, 2014
The best thing about it is its evocation of civilian life in the 1940s, both in the U.S. and Australia.Diving Into The Pacific
May 6, 2010
For all the evocation of history, it is important to note that the groups sponsoring these rallies are newly created.Today's Holiday of Hate
April 19, 2010
And an embellished event can be closer to the truth than factual precision, if its evocation is infused with intuitive wisdom.Did Frank McCourt Invent James Frey?
July 20, 2009
The history of the evocation of Samuel by the witch of Endor is well known.The Phantom World
There was a little silence at this evocation of the melancholy of gone days.The Trimming of Goosie
For the artist it is creation by expression; for the appreciator it is creation by evocation.The Gate of Appreciation
But the image does not lead to evocation of related or parallel ideas.Essay on the Creative Imagination
In a moment his rival's evocation became to him impossible to bear.Cosmopolis, Complete
- the act or an instance of evoking
- French law the transference of a case from an inferior court for adjudication by a higher tribunal
- another word for induction (def. 6)
Word Origin and History for evocation
Evocation was used of the Roman custom of petitioning the gods of an enemy city to abandon it and come to Rome; it also was used to translate the Platonic Greek anamnesis "a calling up of knowledge acquired in a previous state of existence."
- The induction of a particular tissue produced by the action of an evocator during embryogenesis.