orison

[ awr-uh-zuh n, or- ]
/ ˈɔr ə zən, ˈɒr- /

noun

a prayer.

Origin of orison

1125–75; Middle English < Old French < Late Latin ōrātiōn- (stem of ōrātiō) plea, prayer, oration
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orison

/ (ˈɒrɪzən) /

noun

literary another word for prayer 1

Word Origin for orison

C12: from Old French oreison, from Late Latin ōrātiō, from Latin: speech, from ōrāre to speak
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