The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
1. a specified occupation, profession, or trade
a. a special urge, inclination, or predisposition to a particular calling or career, esp a religious one
b. such a calling or career
[from Latin vocātiō a calling, from vocāre to call]
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