orison [ awr- uh-z uh n, or-] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for orison on Thesaurus.com Origin of orison 1125–75; Middle English
Late Latin ōrātiōn-
) plea, prayer,
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Related Words for orison rogation
petition Examples from the Web for orison Historical Examples of orison
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orison of the peplus100 and chaplets?
Fauchelevent thought that it was an
orison which she was finishing.
That mighty pause before the class,—that
orison and benediction—how much of my life it has been and made.
It was, however, the best I could hit upon, and I directed my steps towards the Farnham
It was the
orison of Margaret Binkie as she descended to the breakfast-room. British Dictionary definitions for orison Word Origin for orison
C12: from Old French
oreison, from Late Latin ōrātiō, from Latin: speech, from ōrāre to speak
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Word Origin and History for orison n.
late 12c., from Anglo-French
oreison, Old French oreisun (12c., Modern French oraison) "oration," from Latin orationem (nominative oratio) "speech, oration," in Church Latin "prayer, appeal to God," noun of action from orare (see orator). Etymologically, a doublet of oration.
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