obsecration

noun

ob·​se·​cra·​tion
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Obsecration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obsecration. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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