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 for 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.
     [1913 Webster]
           Lowly they bowed, adoring, and began
           Their orisons, each morning duly paid.   --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: reverent petition to a deity [syn: prayer, petition,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "orison":
     Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster,
     aid prayer, appeal, application, beadroll, beads, beseechment,
     bidding prayer, breviary, chaplet, collect, communion,
     contemplation, devotions, entreaty, grace, impetration,
     imploration, imprecation, intercession, invocation, litany,
     meditation, obsecration, obtestation, petition, plea, prayer,
     prayer wheel, rogation, rosary, silent prayer, suit, supplication,
     thanks, thanksgiving

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