oration

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Etymology[edit]

Latin ōrātiō, from ōrō(I orate) + -ātiō(action (nominalizer)). Cognate with orison.

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Noun[edit]

oration ‎(plural orations)

  1. A formal ceremonial speech.
  2. A specific form of short, solemn prayer in Roman Catholic rite said by the president of the liturgical celebration for the sake of the people.

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Verb[edit]

oration ‎(third-person singular simple present orations, present participle orationing, simple past and past participle orationed)

  1. To deliver an oration; to speak.
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