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orison

[awr-uh-zuh n, or-] /ˈɔr ə zən, ˈɒr-/
noun
1.
a prayer.
Origin
1125-1175
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
1.
(literary) another word for prayer1
Word Origin
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
orison
c.1175, from Anglo-Fr. oreison, O.Fr. oraison "oration" (12c.), from L. orationem (nom. oratio) "speech, oration," in Church L. "prayer, appeal to God," from orare (see orator). Etymologically, a doublet of oration.
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