from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Roman Catholic Church A member of an Oratory.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Oratorical.
- n. See Fathers of the Oratory, under oratory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as oratorical.
- n. Eccles., a priest of the oratory. See oratory, 4.
- Of or pertaining to one of a religious society known as The Oratory, especially to the English branch of The Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a congregation of the Fathers of the Oratory, at Brompton.
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