- 1The action of invoking something or someone for assistance or as an authority: the invocation of new disciplines and methodologiesMore example sentences
- This affinity almost declares itself when he quotes Orwell endorsing Milton's invocation of ‘the known rules of ancient liberty’.
- The client then uses its filter registry to invoke the filters during a subsequent method invocation.
- Nevertheless, and despite Justice Kirby's ringing invocation of abiding freedoms, there are some pretty good reasons why the suppression order might well be regarded as appropriate in this case.
- 1.2An incantation used for this.More example sentences
- The opening line of the invocation is, ‘In faith that we are Buddha, we enter Buddha's Way.’
- I reproduce below Duggal's translation of the invocation and the first verse followed by my rendering of the same.
- All functions, even a lecture in the University, begin with the invocation and even as most men wear Western coats and trousers, no one wears a necktie because it reminds them of the Cross and Christianity.
- 1.3(In the Christian Church) a form of words such as “In the name of the Father” introducing a prayer, sermon, etc..More example sentences
- Thanksgiving and public prayer, the invocation of the name of God at the occasion of any major official gathering, are, in the practical behavior of the nation, a token of this very same spirit and inspiration.
- Make the presentation much more prayerlike, an invocation for the Spirit to help us with our own baptismal vows.
- True to form, he gave what amounted to a sermon, complete with invocations of god and a biblical quotation.
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- The youth music festival begins with an invocatory violin concert by Malavika and Sharada, both upcoming artistes.
- The hunters’ booming, percussive harp rhythms and urgent invocatory singing seemed to be everywhere.
- This segued into a musical section with the dancers joining the musicians, using gourds to enhance their invocatory circle and line dances.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin invocatio(n-), from the verb invocare (see invoke).