conjuration


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con·ju·ra·tion

 (kŏn′jə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act or art of conjuring.
2. A magic spell or incantation.
3. A magic trick or magical effect.
4. Archaic A solemn appeal; an entreaty.

conjuration

(ˌkɒndʒʊˈreɪʃən)
n
1. a magic spell; incantation
2. a less common word for conjuring
3. archaic supplication; entreaty

con•jur•a•tion

(ˌkɒn dʒəˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
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.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]

conjuration

A magic spell, or the practice of casting magic spells.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conjuration - a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effectconjuration - a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
magic spell, magical spell, charm, spell - a verbal formula believed to have magical force; "he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"; "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese"
invocation - an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil
2.conjuration - calling up a spirit or devilconjuration - calling up a spirit or devil  
magic, thaumaturgy - any art that invokes supernatural powers
summoning, evocation - calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
3.conjuration - an illusory featconjuration - an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
performance - the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
card trick - a trick performed with playing cards
prestidigitation, sleight of hand - manual dexterity in the execution of tricks

conjuration

noun
1. The use of skillful tricks and deceptions to produce entertainingly baffling effects:
2. The use of supernatural powers to influence or predict events:
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Brooding over all these matters, the mother felt like one who has evoked a spirit, but, by some irregularity in the process of conjuration, has failed to win the master-word that should control this new and incomprehensible intelligence.
But, if thou wear this form through mere passing conjuration, then resume thy former aspect
Instead of trying to still his fears, he encouraged them, with that superstitious impression which clings to us all, that if we expect evil very strongly it is the less likely to come; and when he heard a horse approaching at a trot, and saw a hat rising above a hedge beyond an angle of the lane, he felt as if his conjuration had succeeded.
While Wolfert held the lantern, the doctor, by the aid of his spectacles, read off several forms of conjuration in Latin and German.
This vehement conjuration the old gentleman accompanies with such a thrust at his granddaughter that it is too much for his strength, and he slips away out of his chair, drawing Mr.
It is clearly understood between Britannia and the legal gentleman that nobody is to take up the five thousand pounds, but that being put down they will disappear by magical conjuration and enchantment.
Dans cette conjuration, le role cle de l'ancien professeur de mathematiques de l'Universite de Chicago et du Massachusetts Institute of Technology, installe a la tete du Congres national irakien (CNI), a servi de detonateur a l'invasion americaine qui a reduit en cendres la mythique cite babylonienne et seme la desolation dans le nouvel Irak a feu et a sang.
One paramount conjuration, revealed in "The Open Boat," is the humanistic, "comradeship" that for Correspondent (Crane) transforms near-death on cold and slanting seas into "the best experience of his life.
Ces projets s'adressent d'abord a l'esprit de l'Homme, dans sa dimension spirituelle, d'ou seul provient le mal moderne et, inversement, sa possible conjuration.
Insistons que l'arbitraire est l'ennemi du droit a partir du moment ou le droit se voit lui-meme comme un systeme de conjuration des aleas, comme un systeme de compensation de l'incertitude.
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36) As Norman Jones has shown, the discovery of this plot alarmed the authorities sufficiently to prompt the passage of statutes against conjuration and false prophecies in 1563.