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- n. A calling to witness.
- n. The vehement expression of desire put in terms of "for someone's sake" or "for God's sake."
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An invocation of, or address to, the Supreme Being.
From Ancient Greek δέησις (deesis, "entreaty, petition, want") (Wiktionary)