invocation

  • 1 invocation — [ ɛ̃vɔkasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1170; lat. invocatio ♦ Action d invoquer; résultat de cette action. Invocation à la divinité. Formule d invocation. ⇒ invocatoire. Église placée sous l invocation d un saint, sous son patronage, sa protection. Invocation… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Invocation — In vo*ca tion, n. [F. invocation, L. invocatio.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Sweet… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 invocation — Invocation. s. f. v. Action d invoquer. Aprés l invocation du saint Esprit. croire l invocation des Saints. c est une chose horrible que l invocation des demons, des esprits malins. le Magicien aprés avoir fait ses invocations. On appelle,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 invocation — in·vo·ca·tion /ˌin və kā shən/ n 1: a calling upon for authority or justification 2: an act of legal implementation an invocation of the contract clause Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 invocation — late 14c., petition (to God or a god) for aid or comfort; invocation, prayer; also a summoning of evil spirits, from O.Fr. invocacion (12c.), from L. invocationem (nom. invocatio), noun of action from pp. stem of invocare to call upon, invoke,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Invocation — (v. lat.), Anrufung, Anflehen …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 Invocation — Invocation, lat. deutsch, Anrufung; Invocavit, lat. = er hat angerufen, Name des 1. Fastensonntags vom 15. Verse des 91. Psalms, mit welchem an diesem Tage die hl. Messe beginnt …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 8 invocation — фр. [энвокасьо/н] invocazione ит. [инвокацио/нэ] воззвание, призыв …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 9 invocation — [n] prayer abracadabra*, appeal, beseeching, calling, command, conjuration, entreaty, hocus pocus*, hoodoo*, mumbo jumbo*, petition, rune, summons, supplication, voodoo*; concepts 48,278,368 …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 invocation — ► NOUN 1) the action of invoking. 2) an appeal to a deity or the supernatural. DERIVATIVES invocatory adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 invocation — [in΄və kā′shən] n. [OFr < L invocatio < pp. of invocare: see INVOKE] 1. the act of calling on God, a god, a saint, the Muses, etc. for blessing, help, inspiration, support, or the like 2. a) a formal prayer used in invoking, as at the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Invocation — An invocation (from the Latin verb invocare to call on, invoke ) may take the form of:*Supplication or prayer. *A form of possession. *Command or conjuration. *Self identification with certain spirits.These forms are described below, but are not… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 INVOCATION — s. f. Action d invoquer. Invocation à Dieu, à la Divinité. Après l invocation du Saint Esprit. L invocation des saints. L invocation des démons, des esprits malins. Le magicien fit ses invocations.   Cette église, cette chapelle est consacrée… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 14 invocation — (in vo ka sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action d invoquer. L invocation du Saint Esprit. •   Ceux qui guérissent par l invocation du diable ne font pas un miracle, car cela n excède pas la force naturelle du diable, PASCAL Miracles …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 Invocation —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Invocation (littérature).  Invocation par Gustave Doré. Une invocation (du …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 16 INVOCATION — n. f. Action d’invoquer. Invocation à Dieu, à la Divinité. La cérémonie commença après l’invocation du Saint Esprit. L’invocation des saints. Par analogie, Certains poètes ont placé en tête de leurs oeuvres une invocation à la Muse. Cette église …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 17 invocation — [[t]ɪ̱nvəke͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] invocations 1) N VAR: oft N prep An invocation is a request for help or forgiveness made to a god. [FORMAL] ...an invocation for divine guidance. 2) N COUNT An invocation is a prayer at a public meeting, usually at the… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 invocation — noun Etymology: Middle English invocacioun, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French invocation, from Latin invocation , invocatio, from invocare Date: 14th century 1. a. the act or process of petitioning for help or support; specifically often… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 invocation — n. to offer, pronounce the invocation * * * [ˌɪnvə keɪʃ(ə)n] pronounce the invocation to offer …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 invocation — UK [ˌɪnvəʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌɪnvoʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms invocation : singular invocation plural invocations literary a) an act of asking for help from a god or a person who has power b) [countable] a prayer, especially …

    English dictionary


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