AskDefine | Define orison

Dictionary Definition

orison n : reverent petition to a deity [syn: prayer, petition]

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English

Etymology

From etyl xno oreison, oresoun etc. and etyl fro oraisun etc., from etyl la oratio.

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈɒɹɪsən/|/ˈɒɹɪzən/

Noun

  1. A prayer.
    • , Act 3, Scene 1, Lines 88–89
      The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
      Be all my sins remember’d.

Translations

A prayer
  • Dutch: gebed
  • French: oraison

Extensive Definition

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