verb (used with object), in·voked, in·vok·ing.
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Beiser clearly has not been convicted of a crime, which rules out one avenue for invoking the removal process.Despite New Removal Process, Beiser Likely to Stay on School Board|Will Huntsberry|November 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
A president can, in extreme cases, invoke the rarely used Insurrection Act to use the military for law enforcement.How the National Guard could play a role in the election|Rachel Schallom|October 30, 2020|Fortune
It spoke to imminent arrest warrants while invoking another government-sounding entity.Phony police officers scam $1.5 million from Maryland residents|Dan Morse|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
In October 2017, a Bismarck police officer invoked Marsy’s Law after shooting and wounding a man who he said punched him and gouged his eyes.How Cops Who Use Force and Even Kill Can Hide Their Names From the Public|by Kenny Jacoby, USA Today and Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica|October 29, 2020|ProPublica
You also don’t need to invoke Marsbot with a “hotword” like “Hey Google.”
Most often, the doctrine is invoked by minors seeking an abortion without parental consent.
That idea is often invoked in regards to the tricks memory plays, but I wonder how it might come into play in other ways.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its blasphemy law, which carries the death penalty, is frequently invoked and just as frequently misused.Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children|Chris Allbritton|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More clumsily, fireworks stand in for the Big Bang and a potato and peas are invoked to explain relativity.
The juror is said to have invoked common sense in the face of the statutes as codified by the State of Illinois.
Have mercy on thy people, upon whom thy name is invoked: and upon Israel, whom thou hast raised up to be thy firstborn.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The oath is a solemn appeal to God, invoked as witness, that some statement made is true.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
The reason why these saints are invoked as a group is said to have been an epidemic which devastated Europe from 1346 to 1349.Mary, Help of Christians|Various
The divinities whom he invoked he celebrated with rites corresponding with those traits which they represented.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
You shake the sky, as if on the search for food; you are invoked by many, like the solar horse of the day.Sacred Books of the East|Various