1. The act or form of calling for the assistance or presence of some superior being; earnest and solemn entreaty; esp., prayer offered to a divine being.
Sweet invocation of a child; most pretty and pathetical! --Shak.
The whole poem is a prayer to Fortune, and the invocation is divided between the two deities. --Addison.
2. Law A call or summons; especially, a judicial call, demand, or order; as, the invocation of papers or evidence into court.
n 1: a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
2: an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil
3: calling up a spirit or devil [syn: conjuring, conjuration,
4: the act of appealing for help