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Meaning of ORISON

Pronunciation:  'orizun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  reverent petition to a deity

ORISON is a 6 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: petition, prayer
 See Also: asking, benediction, blessing, collect, commination, deprecation, grace, intercession, invocation, request, requiescat, supplication, thanksgiving



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Or"i*son\, n. [OF. orison, oreson, oreison, F. oraison,
fr. L. oratio speech, prayer. See {Oration}.]
A prayer; a supplication. [Poetic] --Chaucer. Shak.

      Lowly they bowed, adoring, and began Their orisons,
      each morning duly paid.                  --Milton.

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