invocation

[ in-vuh-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn vəˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

Origin of invocation

1325–75; Middle English invocacio(u)n < Latin invocātiōn- (stem of invocātiō). See invocate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM invocation

in·voc·a·to·ry [in-vok-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪnˈvɒk əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivepre·in·vo·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for invocation

invocation
/ (ˌɪnvəˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

the act of invoking or calling upon some agent for assistance
a prayer asking God for help, forgiveness, etc, esp as part of a religious service
an appeal for inspiration and guidance from a Muse or deity at the beginning of a poem
  1. the act of summoning a spirit or demon from another world by ritual incantation or magic
  2. the incantation used in this act

Derived forms of invocation

invocational, adjectiveinvocatory (ɪnˈvɒkətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective
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