Origin of invocation
Examples from the Web for invocation
Feminists should be concerned about the invocation of traditional roles.
I was asked by then President-elect Obama to deliver the invocation at the opening inaugural event.
When science was young, the invocation of miracles was commonplace.
This “promiscuous” invocation of religious freedom would deny equal rights to those with different religious convictions—or none.How ‘Religious Freedom’ Is Hurting Everyone’s Freedom|Robert Shrum|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the Obamacare invocation is one I think they may really come to regret by next November.Beware, Republicans: HealthCare.gov Will Rise Again|Michael Tomasky|November 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was his own, strange "Invocation to Death" to which his half-numbed fingers turned.The Genius|Margaret Horton Potter
Montesquieu had placed an invocation to the muses in the middle of the "Esprit des Lois."The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
Two famous passages.The poem opens with an invocation to Venus, which is justly famous.A History of Roman Literature|Harold North Fowler
So that a great part of the town seemed some strong chorus of invocation to new possessions.Christmas|Zona Gale
The Invocation puts all its stress upon Ulysses and his attempt to save his companions.Homer's Odyssey|Denton J. Snider
British Dictionary definitions for invocation
- the act of summoning a spirit or demon from another world by ritual incantation or magic
- the incantation used in this act
Word Origin and History for invocation
late 14c., "petition (to God or a god) for aid or comfort; invocation, prayer;" also "a summoning of evil spirits," from Old French invocacion (12c.), from Latin invocationem (nominative invocatio), noun of action from past participle stem of invocare "to call upon, invoke, appeal to" (see invoke).