In`vi*ta"tion (?), n. [L. invitatio: cf. F. invitation. See Invite.]


The act of inviting; solicitation; the requesting of a person's company; as, an invitation to a party, to a dinner, or to visit a friend.


A document written or printed, or spoken words, onveying the message by which one is invited.


Allurement; enticement.


She gives the leer of invitation. Shak.


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