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Definition of "conjuration" [con•ju•ra•tion]

  • The act or art of conjuring. (noun)
  • A magic spell or incantation. (noun)
  • A magic trick or magical effect: "a theatrical magician who knows how to make a dance program an evening of fantastic conjurations” ( New York Times). (noun)
  • Archaic A solemn appeal; an entreaty. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conjuration" in a sentence
  • "He spoke a word of conjuration and the creature stood before him, ready to do his bidding."
  • "Harriot swore at the colonel for the veriest spoil-sport she had ever seen, and she whispered to me – "The reason he laughs is because he is afraid of our suspecting the truth of him, that he believes tout de bon in conjuration, and the devil, and all that.""
  • "I do not hesitate to assert that death itself were preferable to a condition of mind such as enslaves those who are the victims of that cruel superstitious belief known as conjuration, when from the very nature of its teachings they are cut off from all hope, and relegated to gloomy forebodings and despair."