oracy

[awr-uh-see, ohr-]

Origin of oracy

First recorded in 1960–65; or(al) + (liter)acy
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British Dictionary definitions for oracy

oracy

noun
  1. the capacity to express oneself in and understand speech

Word Origin for oracy

C20: from Latin or-, os mouth, by analogy with literacy
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