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orison

[ awr-uh-zuhn, or- ]
/ ˈɔr ə zən, ˈɒr- /
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noun

a prayer.

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Origin of orison

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

orison
/ (ˈɒrɪzən) /

noun

literary another word for prayer 1
C12: from Old French oreison, from Late Latin ōrātiō, from Latin: speech, from ōrāre to speak
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