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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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But perhaps it is less a matter of divination or conjury than of simple faith, in Ripple's case it is seclusion that, in time, yields a faith in what he harvests; seen from the point of its inception, his endeavor was little more than a desperate act.
(When Charles Olsonwrote "I compel Gloucester," he was, in oh so many beautiful ways, honoring origins.) Poets compel their reading to come alive: conjury, not canon; act, not re-enactment.