obsecration

noun ob·se·cra·tion

Definition of obsecration

plural -s
1 :supplication; specifically :a supplicatory prayer mentioning in its appeal things or events held to be sacred
  • “through thy victory over death, O Lord, deliver us” is an obsecration
2 : deesis

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Origin and Etymology of obsecration

Middle English obsecracioun, from Latin obsecration-, obsecratio, from obsecratus (past participle of obsecrare to beseech) + -ion-, -io -ion


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