An accused slave could not invoke the aid of the tribunes.
His incompetent leadership made it necessary for the rebels to invoke the help of France.
The mere credens could at best invoke the living saint, and ask him to pray for him.
He is the patron of Brie, and gardeners invoke him as their protector.
The kingdom was harassed almost incessantly, and more than once partitioned,by pretenders to the throne, who did not scruple to invoke the interference of the neighbouring monarchs, and even of the heathen Wends, who established themselves for a time on the southern islands.
Leo soon had occasion to invoke the aid of his protector.
A Chaldean prince, Nabopolassar, set himself up in Babylonia, and Assyria was compelled to invoke the aid of the Askuza.
Throughout, however, the superstitions of the Malays show indications of this Hindu influence, and many of the demons whom their medicine-men invoke in their magic practices are clearly borrowed from the pantheon of India.
And therewith having finished the offering (7rpovqSopa) we invoke the Holy Spirit to constitute this offering, both the bread body of Christ and the cup the blood of Christ, that those who partake of these antitypes (avrtruira, i.e.
The Austrians evacuated Venice on the 26th of March, and Manin became president of the Venetian republic. He was already in favour of Italian unity, and though not anxious for annexation to Piedmont (he would have preferred to invoke French aid), he gave way to the will of the majority, and resigned his powers to the Piedmontese commissioners on the 7th of August.
It was thus natural that the citizens should invoke the aid of Savoy against their bishop, Robert of the Genevois (1276-1287).
(911-959) goes back the Jewish form of oath which in its later development required the Jew to gird himself with thorns; stand in water; and, holding the scroll of the Torah in his hand, invoke upon his person the leprosy of Naaman, the curse of Eli and the fate of Korah's sons should he perjure himself.
Aristotle in the East no less than in the West was the " master of them that know "; and Moslem physicians to this day invoke the names of Hippocrates and Galen.
The Nestorians commemorate Nestorius as a saint, and invoke his aid and that of his companions.
are the only Achaemenids who, in their inscriptions, invoke Anaitis and Mithra side by side with Ahuramazda.
In the same prayer the votary begs that "new blessing may come, new victory from the god Zarvan over the glories and angels, the spirits of this world, to the end that he accept our holy religion, become a watcher within and without, helper and protector," and the prayer ends thus: "I invoke the angels, the strong ones, the mighty, Raphael, Michael, Gabriel, Sarael, who shall protect us from all adversity, and free us from the wicked Ahriman."
It is necessary in the first place to make quite certain that the right deity is being addressed: hence it is well to invoke all the spirits who might be concerned, and even to add a general formula to cover omissions: here we have the ritual significance of the indigitamenta.
Mediation may also take place after war has broken out, with a view to putting an end to it on terms. In either case the mediating power negotiates on behalf of the parties who invoke or accept its aid, but does not go farther.
invoke blessings upon his mother.
The power which they had been the first to invoke having thus declared so emphatically and persistently against them, the Donatists revived the old world-alien Christianity of the days of persecution, and repeated Tertullian's question, "What has the emperor to do with the church ?"
It was the custom among the Phoenicians, as among other Semitic nations, to use the names of the gods in forming proper names and thus to express devotion or invoke favour; thus Hanni-ba`al, 'Abd-melqarth, IIanni- `ashtart, Eshmun-`azar.
Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction--a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse.
The injured husband called to his aid Roderic, the high king (airdrigh) of Connaught; and in 1166 Dermot fled before this powerful coalition to invoke the aid of England.
The archbishop was thus enabled to invoke the pope's assistance, and to quit the country with some show of dignity.
Arbitration differs from Mediation in so far as it is a judicial act, whereas Mediation involves no decision, but merely advice and suggestions to those who invoke its aid.
Soon after his accession the territory that had been bestowed on the popes by Pippin was invaded by Desiderius, king of the Lombards, and Adrian found it necessary to invoke the aid of Charlemagne, who entered Italy with a large army, besieged Desiderius in his capital of Pavia, took that town, banished the Lombard king to Corbie in France and united the Lombard kingdom with the other Frankish possessions.
He appears in television programs to invoke blessings upon his mother.
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invoke a curse, or to have one lifted.
invoke move provoked US TV evangelist Pat Robertson to warn the town was invoking the wrath of God.
Many of the subjects invoke calm and introspection.
Their mission: to invoke the spirit of Alan Freed, the legendary 50s deejay credited with coining the phrase rock'n'roll.
Of course reconciliation is not in itself a univocal concept, nor are the motivations of those who invoke it universally shared.
Safe interpreters are not allowed to invoke hidden commands in themselves or in their descendants.
In the digital age it's much easier to invoke a curse, or to have one lifted.
natural explanation is provided in terms of precedent events, causal laws, or necessary conditions that invoke natural existents.
mystifylikely, the word simply exists to invoke a sense of constitutional incomprehension in order to discourage deeper probings by a mystified public.
The ability to invoke only partial access is important.
To accelerate protons to the highest observed energies on flare timescales, it is necessary to invoke anomalous resistivity in the MHD solution.
Other than some kind of rational assessment, what can one invoke here that is not already indebted to reason for its own rectitude?
I know pet food recalls invoke fear in all of us, not knowing what to feed our pets.
The council of Trent, while reproving all superstitious practices in the invocation of the saints, the veneration of relics and the use of images, expresses as follows the doctrine of the Roman Church: "That the saints who reign with Christ offer to God their prayers for men; that it is good and useful to invoke them by supplication and to have recourse to their aid and assistance in order to obtain from God His benefits through His Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, who alone is our Saviour and Redeemer" (Sess.
By drawing the sigil as part of a ritual, the magician can invoke that spirit.
univocal concept, nor are the motivations of those who invoke it universally shared.
werewolfho the second included werewolves trying to kill me, at least it didn't invoke my biggest fear.
ALEXANDER, tagus or despot of Pherae in Thessaly, ruled from 369 to 358 B.C. His tyranny caused the Aleuadae of Larissa to invoke the aid of Alexander II.
In March the Uitlanders, hopeless of ever obtaining redress from President Kruger, weary of sending petitions to the Raad only to be jeered at, determined to invoke intervention if nothing else could avail, and forwarded a petition to Queen Victoria.
According to the New English Dictionary, the original may be found in two Aryan roots, both of the form gheu, one of which means "to invoke," the other "to pour" (cf.
The false prophets were allowed to invoke their god in whatever manner they pleased.
The peculiar status of rigid bodies is that the principles in question are in most cases sufficient for the complete determination of the motion, the dynamical equations (I or 2) being equal in number to the degrees of freedom (six) of a rigid solid, whereas in cases where the freedom is greater we have to invoke the aid of other supplementary physical hypotheses (cf.
Even tho the second included werewolves trying to kill me, at least it did n't invoke my biggest fear.
In some cases the reaction to gluten may be more severe than listed here and invoke an immune system response.
Does the thought of buying swimwear invoke a little fear, or will the experience be a tribute to keeping your New Year's diet resolution?
Attentive staff ensures the public areas are clean, and the bold color scheme including primary hues, dark woods, and copper accents invoke a fun and festive atmosphere.
Old radio programs may invoke comforting memories of the past.
If long hair is desired, an "up-do" may be a solution, but a tightly twisted bun may invoke memories of your strict third-grade teacher.
Seeing the tools is a link to the past and the memories that they invoke.
Thinking types use logic to judge the world, while feeling types tend to view things on the basis of what emotions they invoke.
These two special materials symbolized wind and rain, and were thought to be the essential elements needed to invoke a healthy harvest.
Sun kissed locks invoke an image of youthful caprice, and highlighting your hair is a convenient way of feigning time at the beach without the presence of harmful ultra-violet rays.
Highlights seem to invoke images of earthy and glowing blondes.
Though Adrienne Vittadini handbags invoke images of contemporary Italian fashion, their designer, Adrienne Vittadini, was actually born in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1945.
After all, he or she can see their name, or initials spelled out in beautiful script right there on the case, and the amount of pride that can invoke may lead to other self-affirming characteristics.
It is not uncommon to see a Bollywood actor invoke God (or any of various Hindi gods), be tempted by the Devil, or speak of love in the most melodramatic of terms.
They're healthy, not prone to chronic conditions, and have never needed to invoke the insurance system before, so wouldn't the cheapest option be to drop their coverage altogether?
Home-based business tax deductions may invoke images of IRS audits and complicated tax forms.
They contain the music from our favorite movies and television shows and can often invoke feelings of nostalgia for a particularly beloved motion picture.
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