Definition of avocation
- 'My name is Riah,' said the old man, with courteous action, 'and my avocation is in London city.'
- —Charles Dickens
He breeds dogs as an avocation.
My favorite avocation is reading.
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: an activity that you do regularly for enjoyment rather than as a job
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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