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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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Sacrapant complies with an act of conjuration in which he makes appear on his table (altar) "Meat, drinke and bred" (368).
In these diabolical conjurations, prayers intermingled with superstitious formulae until the average listener could not tell the difference.
Whereas in the early poetry the self was upheld by a magician's trick, the generation of gratifying emotion from a poetic "thing of nothingness," in Fors Clavigera political economists are scorned for attempting similar conjurations.
To move from author to editor, the latter should have caught the innumerable awkward phrases like "saintly conjurations," "saintly supplications," "saintly devotions," "mortal simulation," "sorcerous miracles," or "crucifixional victory.
For examples of such conjurations within the romances, see WP 3127-31, and The Awntyrs off Arthure, ed.
Charles Johnson's first collection of short stories, The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1986), contains eight "tales and conjurations.
David, says the author, should serve "as a mirror and example, [for] he was delivered not through conjurations, as is the usage among the exorcists, but by God's grace through a constant faith.
Johnson's collection of "tales and conjurations" ends uncannily in a conjuration with an uncertain outcome.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Tales and Conjurations [story collection].
In the 1994 version of the play, Yoruba phrases occur only in Scylla's conjuration scenes.