In`vo*ca"tion(?), n. [F. invocation, L. invocatio.]
1. The act or form of calling for the assistance or presence of some superior being; earnest and solemn entreaty; esp., prayer offered to a divine being.
Sweet invocation of a child; most pretty and pathetical!Shak.
The whole poem is a prayer to Fortune, and the invocation is divided between the two deities.Addison.
(Law) A call or summons; especially, a judicial call, demand, or order; as, the
invocation of papers or evidence into court.
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