evocation

[ev-uh-key-shuhn, ee-voh-key-]
noun
1.
an act or instance of evoking; a calling forth: the evocation of old memories.
2.
Law. (formerly) an action of a court in summoning a case from another, usually lower, court for purposes of complete review and decision, as on an appeal in which the issue is incidental or procedural and the court of first instance has not yet rendered a decision on its merits; the removal of a case from one court to another.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English evocacioun < Latin ēvocātiōn- (stem of ēvocātiō) calling forth, out, equivalent to ēvocāt(us) (past participle of ēvocāre to evoke) + -iōn- -ion

avocation, evocation.
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evocation (ˌɛvəˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or an instance of evoking
2.  French law the transference of a case from an inferior court for adjudication by a higher tribunal
3.  another word for induction
 
[C17: from Latin ēvocātiō a calling forth, from ēvocāre to evoke]

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evocation
1570s, from L. evocationem (nom. evocatio), from evocare "call out, rouse, summon," from ex- "out" + vocare "to call" (see voice). Evocation was used of the Roman custom of petitioning the gods of an enemy city to abandon it and come to Rome; it was also used to translate
the Platonic Greek anamnesis "a calling up of knowledge acquired in a previous state of existence."
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evocation ev·o·ca·tion (ěv'ə-kā'shən, ē'və-)
n.
The induction of a particular tissue produced by the action of an evocator during embryogenesis.

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Example sentences
All it professes to be is a pictorial evocation of a distinguished personality.
McPhee brings far-flung worlds to life through artful, exacting observation and
  evocation.
The argument that the evocation of color is related to the skin color doesn't
  make sense.
His deadpan evocation of flat, bright figures had an everyday quality that
  linked them to commercial art and popular culture.
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