Origin of oration
Examples from the Web for oration
Being young and oh-so-clever, I thought it would be witty to close my oration with a quote that depended on the f-word.
At last, Mendoza finished his oration with three deputies in the hall, one of them snoring.Maximina|Armando Palacio Valds
And having finished this oration, Stanley thrust his hands deep into his pockets, and jingled the money that was there.The Freelands|John Galsworthy
After the repast and Oration, the whole company prepared to return.History of Llangollen and its Vicinity|W. T. Simpson
Word Origin for oration
late 14c., "prayer," from Late Latin orationem (nominative oratio) "a speaking, speech, discourse; language, faculty of speech, mode of expressing; prayer," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin orare "to pray, plead, speak before an assembly" (see orator). Meaning "formal speech, discourse" first recorded c.1500.