Origin of peroration
Examples from the Web for peroration
Seems that one day towards the close of last century Burke flung dagger on floor of House by way of peroration.
The peroration as barely reported seems below the level of a debating society.Lord Chatham|Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
The peroration which followed made an irresistible appeal to a people always mindful of the glories of the relief of Derry.Ulster's Stand For Union|Ronald McNeill
On the contrary, she felt highly satisfied with her speech, and may be said to have hugged its peroration.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
My father had probably kept this peroration and this threat for the last stroke.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias)|Alexandre Dumas, fils
British Dictionary definitions for peroration
Word Origin for peroration
Word Origin and History for peroration
mid-15c., from Latin perorationem (nominative peroratio) "the ending of a speech or argument of a case," from past participle stem of perorare "argue a case to the end, bring a speech to a close," from per- "to the end" (see per) + orare "to speak, plead" (see orator).