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Definitions of avocation

  1. an auxiliary activity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A calling away; a diversion. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. That which calls one away from one's regular employment or vocation. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Pursuits; duties; affairs which occupy one's time; usual employment; vocation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Work that is outside of one's regular business; a diversion or distraction. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Formerly and properly, a diversion or distraction from one's regular employment: now one's proper business-VOCATION: business which calls for one's time and attention. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Business; occupation; calling. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A transient occupation; diversion; business. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Originally the act of calling aside, or diverting from one's proper calling, or that which does so; now that calling, business, trade, or profession itself. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A calling from; occupation; business. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. A hobby that a person likes to do when they are not working. thelawdictionary.org
  12. a-vo-k[=a]'shun, n. formerly and properly, a diversion or distraction from one's regular employment--now, one's proper business = VOCATION: business which calls for one's time and attention: (arch.) diversion of the thoughts from any employment: the calling of a case from an inferior to a superior court. [Through Fr. from avocation-em, a calling away--ab, from, voc[=a]re, to call.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Distraction; minor occupation; vocation, calling. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. [Latin] Act of calling; diverting from some employment; –the business that calls off. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. The act of calling aside; the business that calls. Complete Dictionary

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