Definition for AV-O-CA'TION

AV-O-CA'TION, n. [See Vocation, Voice, Vocal.]

  1. The act of calling aside, or diverting from some employment; as, an avocation from sin or from business.
  2. The business which calls aside. The word is generally used for the smaller affairs of life, or occasional calls which summon a person to leave his ordinary or principal business. The use of this word for vocation is very improper.

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