con·​ju·​ra·​tion | \ ˌkän-ju̇-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce conjuration (audio) , ˌkən-, -jər-ˈā- \

Definition of conjuration

1 : the act or process of conjuring : incantation
2 : an expression or trick used in conjuring
3 : a solemn appeal : adjuration

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Examples of conjuration in a Sentence

the preposterous claim that he could raise the spirits of the dead with a mystical conjuration a conjuration for divine guidance during a time of national crisis
Recent Examples on the Web But the precision and control of the tales has given way in these pages to a shaggy-dog approach that’s part stream-of-consciousness, part apocalyptic conjuration, part analogy-laden metafiction. Michiko Kakutani, New York Times, "Review: David Means’s ‘Hystopia,’ Not Your Average War Novel," 18 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of conjuration

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Conjuration.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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