obsecration


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ob`se`cra´tion

    (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.