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Pronunciation:  `kânjû'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
  2. [n]  calling up a spirit or devil
  3. [n]  a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect

CONJURATION is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: conjuring, conjuring trick, conjury, deception, illusion, incantation, invocation, legerdemain, magic, magic trick, trick
 See Also: card trick, charm, evocation, invocation, magic, magic spell, performance, prestidigitation, sleight of hand, spell, summoning



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con`ju*ra"tion\, n. [L. conjuratio, cf. F.
1. 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. --Shak.

2. 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.

3. A league for a criminal purpose; conspiracy. [Obs.] ``The
   conjuration of Catiline.'' --Sir T. Elyot.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abracadabra, charm, conjurement, escamotage, evocation, exorcisation, exorcism, exsufflation, hanky-panky, hocus-pocus, hokey-pokey, incantation, invocation, jiggery-pokery, jugglery, juggling, legerdemain, magic formula, magic words, monkey business, mumbo jumbo, open sesame, prestidigitation, rune, sleight of hand, trickery