Profession, career. This Latin term translates to "calling", and originally was used in a religious context to indicate a career that an individual was called to based on the talents given to them by God. Now the term is used in secular contexts, but still carries the conotation of a career that someone is drawn to based on their specific skills and talents.

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You should always try to be improving your skills at your vocation so that you can keep moving up the ladder.

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The student were informed during each lessons about a different vocation that they may find interesting as a career choice.

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In medieval times, loyal knights had a personal vocation to serve before their king and their country against outside intruders.

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