invocation

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Borrowed from Old French invocacion, from Latin invocatio, invocationem.

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invocation (countable and uncountable, plural invocations)

  1. The act or form of calling for the assistance or presence of some superior being, especially, prayer offered to a divine being.
  2. A call or summons, especially, a judicial call, demand, or order
    the invocation of papers or evidence into court
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (law) Enforcement to the implementation & application of a right or liberty of just justification.
  4. (programming) The act of invoking something, such as a function call.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French invocacion, borrowed from Latin invocātiōnem, accusative form of invocātiō.

Noun[edit]

invocation f (plural invocations)

  1. invocation

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