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- n. The concluding section of a discourse, either written or oral, in which the orator or writer sums up and commends his topic to his audience, particularly as used in the technical sense of a component of ancient Roman oratorical delivery.
- n. A discourse or rhetorical argument in general.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The concluding part of an oration; especially, a final summing up and enforcement of an argument.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The concluding part of an oration, in which the speaker recapitulates the principal points of his discourse or argument, and urges them with greater earnestness and force, with a view to make a deep impression on his hearers; hence, the conclusion of a speech, however constructed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration
- n. a flowery and highly rhetorical oration
Adopted from the Latin perōrō ("I speak at length, I conclude a speech") + -ation (“action (nominalizer)”), from Latin -ātiō; from per- ("very") + ōrō ("I speak, I orate") (English orate). (Wiktionary)