vocation

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Etymology[edit]

Old French vocation < Latin vocātiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vocation (plural vocations)

  1. An inclination to undertake a certain kind of work, especially a religious career; often in response to a perceived summons; a calling.
  2. An occupation for which a person is suited, trained or qualified.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

vocation f (plural vocations)

  1. vocation (calling)
  2. vocation (employment; career; work)

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

vocation f (oblique plural vocations, nominative singular vocation, nominative plural vocations)

  1. call; calling; appeal
  2. (specifically, euphemistic) passing away; death; an instance of dying