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conjuration

[kon-juh-rey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn dʒəˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of calling on or invoking a sacred name.
2.
an incantation; magical charm.
3.
supernatural accomplishment by invocation or spell.
4.
the practice of legerdemain.
5.
supplication; solemn entreaty.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English conjuracio(u)n (< Anglo-French) < Latin conjūrātiōn- (stem of conjūrātiō), equivalent to conjūrāt(us), past participle of conjūrāre to swear together (con- con- + jūr- (stem of jūs) right, justice, duty + -ātus -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for con juration

conjuration

/ˌkɒndʒʊˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
a magic spell; incantation
2.
a less common word for conjuring
3.
(archaic) supplication; entreaty
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Word Origin and History for con juration

conjuration

n.

late 14c., coniuracioun, "conspiracy" (now obsolete), also "a calling upon something supernatural," from Old French conjuracion "spell, incantation, formula used in exorcism," from Latin coniurationem (nominative coniuratio) "a swearing together, conspiracy," noun of action from coniurare (see conjure).

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