Ob"se*cra"tion (?), n. [L. obsecratio: cf. F. obsecration.]

1.

The act of obsecrating or imploring; as, the obsecrations of the Litany, being those clauses beginning with "By."

Bp. Stillingfeet. Shipley.

2. Rhet.

A figure of speech in which the orator implores the assistance of God or man.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.