What does the word vocation mean?

Usage examples for vocation

  1. People suddenly ruined- whom Madame de Trafford called " the poor rich"- she considered to be her peculiar vocation, because in her younger life she had twice been utterly ruined herself. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  2. But war had never been his vocation. – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  3. He had high hopes, for although this representative of a missionary society was living on the outer edge of the world, yet he had become familiar with the vicissitudes of the frontier, and from vocation and through his associations was readily moved to acts of humanity. – True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World by Adolphus W. Greely