Legal Definition and Related Resources of Calling

Meaning of Calling

profession or trade ; an occupation .

Synonyms of Calling


  • activity
  • business
  • career
  • chosen work
  • concern
  • craft
  • employment
  • endeavor
  • enterprise
  • field
  • function
  • industry
  • job
  • learned profession
  • lifework
  • line
  • line of achievement
  • line of business
  • line of work
  • livelihood
  • living
  • means of earning a living
  • metier
  • mission
  • munus
  • occupation
  • office
  • operation
  • position
  • post
  • practice
  • profession
  • pursuit
  • specialization
  • specialty
  • sphere of activity
  • task
  • trade
  • undertaking
  • vocation
  • walk of life
  • work
  • Associated Concepts: trade or calling
  • unlawful calling

Related Entries of Calling in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Calling in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Adverse Witness, Broker, Calendar Call, Capital, Closed Shop, Crier, Demand, Direct Examination, Entrapment, Examination, Hawker, Hostile Witness, Money Order, Occupation, Profession, Proof, Rehearing, Retire, Revoke, , Summons, Trial.

What does Calling mean in American Law?

The definition of Calling in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

A term for one”s way of earning a living broad enough to encompass everything except perhaps blue-collar labor.


See Also

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