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

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


  • a UK /ˈɒɹɪsən/|/ˈɒɹɪzən/


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


A prayer
  • Dutch: gebed
  • French: oraison

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