Definition of invocation :
1. A call or summons; especially, a judicial call, demand, or order; as, the invocation of papers or evidence into court.
2. The act or form of calling for the assistance or presence of some superior being; earnest and solemn entreaty; esp., prayer offered to a divine being.
appeal (part of speech: noun)
- The invocation which follows, to a gorgeous footman, by some love- smitten serving- maid, ends- " But now fare thee well! - "The History of "Punch"", M. H. Spielmann.
- Very soon, however, they were repeated, one of the men actually breaking into a rollicking song, the burden of which was an invocation to " Let us all be jolly, boys," under every conceivable combination of circumstances. - "The Voyage of the Aurora", Harry Collingwood.
- It was his own, strange " Invocation to Death" to which his half- numbed fingers turned. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.