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invocation -- as in: the minister's invocation
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Leaves of Grass
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  • The Last Invocation At the last, tenderly, From the walls of the powerful fortress’d house, From the clasp of the knitted locks, from the keep of the well-closed doors, Let me be wafted.
  • Thy lover me, for always I have loved thee, Even as basking babe, then happy boy alone by some wood edge, thy touching-distant beams enough, Or man matured, or young or old, as now to thee I launch my invocation.

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  • Any invocations must be done so they do not advance any particular faith or belief.
  • The Supreme Court held that a religious invocation is allowed because it has a secular purpose; i.e., to solemnize the event .

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