The Inanimatus Conjurus Spell (incantation unknown) is a spell of unknown effect. Professor McGonagall had her fifth-year students write a long essay on this spell as homework in 1995. The name may suggest that this is a spell to bring a non-living object to life.
- This could be the spell Professor McGonagall used to bring a few suits of armour and school benches to life during the Battle of Hogwarts so that they could help defend the school (Piertotum Locomotor).
- This could also be the spell used to animate the chess pieces in Wizard's Chess.
From the English inanimate (+ the Latin suffix -us), meaning non-living and to conjure (+ the Latin suffix -us), meaning to bring up.