orison


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Orison \Or"i*son\, n. [OF. orison, oreson, oreison, F. oraison,
   fr. L. oratio speech, prayer. See Oration.]
   A prayer; a supplication. [Poetic] --Chaucer. Shak.
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         Lowly they bowed, adoring, and began
         Their orisons, each morning duly paid.   --Milton.
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