orison


or·i·son

noun \ˈr-ə-sən, ˈär-, -zən\

Definition of ORISON

:  prayer

Examples of ORISON

  1. <a fervent orison asking for divine guidance in bringing about a peaceful solution to the grave international crisis>

Origin of ORISON

Middle English, from Anglo-French ureisun, oreison, from Late Latin oration-, oratio, from Latin, oration
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, pneuma, reliquary

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