In The conjuring, the Warrens brush off alleged hauntings as the result of drafts or defective pipes.
Fans of the 2013 horror film The conjuring may be familiar with the doll, which plays a central role.
I've learned that this form of identity theft, conjuring up a character to attract another person, is not uncommon.
late 13c., "command on oath," from Old French conjurer "invoke, conjure" (12c.), from Latin coniurare "to swear together; conspire," from com- "together" (see com-) + iurare "to swear" (see jury (n.)). Magical sense is c.1300, for "constraining by spell" a demon to do one's bidding. Related: Conjured; conjuring. Phrase conjure up "cause to appear in the mind" (as if by magic) attested from 1580s.