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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Invoke


INVO'KE, verb transitive [Latin invoco; in and voco, to call; vox, a word.]

1. To address in prayer; to call on for assistance and protection; as, to invoke the Supreme Being. Poets invoke the muses for assistance.

2. To order; to call judicially; as, to invoke depositions or evidence into a court.