1. A regular occupation, especially one for which a person is particularly suited or qualified.
a. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work: a vocation for medicine.
b. Theology A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
[Middle English vocacioun, divine call to a religious life, from Old French vocation, from Latin vocātiō, vocātiōn-, a calling, from vocātus, past participle of vocāre, to call; see wekw- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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