- the act of calling on or invoking a sacred name.
- an incantation; magical charm.
- supernatural accomplishment by invocation or spell.
- the practice of legerdemain.
- supplication; solemn entreaty.
Origin of conjuration
Examples from the Web for conjuration
He answered that he was forced to it by conjuration and maledictions.The Phantom World
The conjuration which they had been anxiously seeking was found.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66
John Lothrop Motley
I do not half like the state of things, and this conjuration about the bees may all fall through.Oak Openings
James Fenimore Cooper
Pietro Bramante's conjuration was, if as inexplicable as ever, of the Archduchess.The Mercenary
W. J. Eccott
The usual preparations for this conjuration were immediately made.Last of the Incas
- a magic spell; incantation
- a less common word for conjuring
- archaic supplication; entreaty
Word Origin and History for conjuration
late 14c., coniuracioun, "conspiracy" (now obsolete), also "a calling upon something supernatural," from Old French conjuracion "spell, incantation, formula used in exorcism," from Latin coniurationem (nominative coniuratio) "a swearing together, conspiracy," noun of action from coniurare (see conjure).