Conjuration


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CONJURATION. A swearing together. It signifies a plot, bargain, or compact made by a number of persons under oath, to do some public harm. In times of ignorance, this word was used to signify the personal conference which some persons were supposed to have had with the devil, or some evil spirit, to know any secret, or effect any purpose.

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Yet, by my gracious patience, / I will a round unvarnished tale deliver / Of my whole course of love, what drugs, what charms, / What conjuration and what magic--/ For such proceeding I am charged withal--/ I won his daughter" (82-94).
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