orison

noun

or·​i·​son ˈȯr-ə-sən How to pronounce orison (audio)
ˈär-,
-zən
: prayer

Examples of orison in a Sentence

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orison was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Orison.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orison. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

orison

noun
or·​i·​son ˈȯr-ə-sən How to pronounce orison (audio)
ˈär-,
-zən
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