[awr-uh-zuh n, or-] /ˈɔr ə zən, ˈɒr-/

a prayer.
(literary) another word for prayer1

late 12c., from Anglo-French oreison, Old French oreisun (12c., Modern French oraison) “oration,” from Latin orationem (nominative oratio) “speech, oration,” in Church Latin “prayer, appeal to God,” noun of action from orare (see orator). Etymologically, a doublet of oration.


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