Definitions for: Conjuration


[n] an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
[n] calling up a spirit or devil
[n] a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect



Webster (1913) Definition: Con`ju*ra"tion, n. [L. conjuratio, cf. F.
conjuration.]
1. The act of calling or summoning by a sacred name, or in
solemn manner; the act of binding by an oath; an earnest
entreaty; adjuration.

We charge you, in the name of God, take heed; . . .
Under this conjuration speak, my lord. --Shak.

2. The act or process of invoking supernatural aid by the use
of a magical form of words; the practice of magic arts;
incantation; enchantment.

Pretended conjurations and prophecies of that event.
--Hallam.

3. A league for a criminal purpose; conspiracy. [Obs.] ``The
conjuration of Catiline.'' --Sir T. Elyot.

Synonyms: conjuring, conjuring trick, conjury, deception, illusion, incantation, invocation, legerdemain, magic, magic trick, trick

See Also: card trick, charm, evocation, invocation, magic, magic spell, performance, prestidigitation, sleight of hand, spell, summoning

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