Origin of orison
Examples from the Web for orison
Maria merely whispered the words of the orison and kept her eyes fastened on the ground.The Marquis of Pealta (Marta y Mara)|Armando Palacio Valds
That mighty pause before the class,—that orison and benediction—how much of my life it has been and made.Darkwater|W. E. B. Du Bois
It was the orison of Margaret Binkie as she descended to the breakfast-room.
Fauchelevent thought that it was an orison which she was finishing.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
It was, however, the best I could hit upon, and I directed my steps towards the Farnham orison.
Word Origin 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.