orison

noun or·i·son \ ˈȯr-ə-sən , ˈär- , -zən \

Definition of orison

: prayer

Examples of orison in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of orison

Middle English, from Anglo-French ureisun, oreison, from Late Latin oration-, oratio, from Latin, oration

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