Origin of orison
1125–75; Middle English
< Old French
< Late Latin ōrātiōn-
(stem of ōrātiō
) plea, prayer, oration
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Related Words for orisonrogation
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Historical Examples of orison
When, if not now, 59shall we set about the 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 orison.
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
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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