conjuration

[kon-juh-rey-shuhn]
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; 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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To conjuration
Collins
World English Dictionary
conjuration (ˌkɒndʒʊˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a magic spell; incantation
2.  a less common word for conjuring
3.  archaic supplication; entreaty

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

conjuration
late 14c., coniuracioun, "conspiracy" (now obs.), also "a calling upon something supernatural," from O.Fr. conjuration, from L. conjurationem "a swearing together, conspiracy," noun of action from conjurare (see conjure).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Abilities range from improvements to blocking, one-handed and two-handed combat to destruction and conjuration spells.
Conjuration is the method of communicating with the demons to enter the physical world.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;