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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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invocationin‧vo‧ca‧tion /ˌɪnvəˈkeɪʃən/ noun  1 the invocation2 RRHELP[countable, uncountable] literary a request for help, especially from a god
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invocationAmong other functions, priestesses probably chanted prayers and invocations to the deities.At times, feminist invocations of psychology ignore or even reproduce traditional psychology's gender biases.The existence of the covenant, however, provides the possibility of its future invocation.Will they see this as largely superstitious - the invocation of a kind of magic?
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