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


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.

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