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Topic: CHRISTIANITY

Sense: 1
Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: oratoria, from orare; ORATION
Sense: 2
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: oratorium, from Latin orare; ORATION

oratory

noun
     
or‧a‧tory plural oratories
1 [uncountable] the skill of making powerful speeches
2 [countable]RRCTBB a small building or part of a church where people can go to pray
oratorical adjective
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