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Conjuration  n.  
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."
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."
A league for a criminal purpose; conspiracy. (Obs.) "The conjuration of Catiline."

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"Conjuration" Quotes from Famous Books

... things are likewise reckoned all Magical and Cabalistical Matters which depend thereon, arising out of the Light of true knowledge, not those which proceed from Superstition, Conjuration, or unlawful Exorcisme, such as the Sorcerers use; but I mean in this place such a Magick as the Wise men had that came out of the East, who by Revelation from God, and by true allowable Art judged rightly; or such an one, as those ...
— Of Natural and Supernatural Things • Basilius Valentinus

... much superstition among the slaves. Many of them believe in what they call "conjuration," tricking, and witchcraft; and some of them pretend to understand the art, and say that by it they can prevent their masters from exercising their will over their slaves. Such are often applied to by others, to give them power to prevent ...
— Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself • Henry Bibb

... when his father had announced himself ready, "narry one of us ain't got to look at the cards, while I'm a-cuttin'; if we do, it'll spile the conjuration." ...
— The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.) • Various

... you say true, George; there's strange words enow to raise a hundred Quack-salvers, tho they be ne'er so poor when they begin. But here lies the fear on't, how if in this false conjuration, a true Devil should ...
— The Puritain Widow • William Shakespeare [Apocrypha]

... is one of the parts with which the audience, at one time, used to be most gratified by the powers of their great actors. The critic from whom we have cited above, adverting to Henderson's Macbeth, which was astonishingly great, says, "In the masterly conjuration of the witches, in the cavern, so idly omitted by ...
— The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor - Vol. I. No. 3. March 1810 • Various

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