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.
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Stanzas 1-13, which stand out as they contain headers unlike those of the following stanzas, contain invocations of the Holy Trinity and the Saints; stanzas 14-17 are deprecations from diverse evils; stanzas 18-22 are obsecrations based on Christ's ministry on earth; and stanzas 23-28 are the suffrages and the Agnus Dei.