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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
oration (plural orations)
- A formal ceremonial speech.
- 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.
- To deliver an oration; to speak.
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