obsecration

Definition of obsecration

ob`se`cra´tion   Pronunciation: ǒb`sė`krā´shŭn
n.1.The act of obsecrating or imploring; as, the obsecrations of the Litany, being those clauses beginning with "By."
2.(Rhet.) A figure of speech in which the orator implores the assistance of God or man.
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