Definitions for "ORATORY"
A place of orisons, or prayer; especially, a chapel or small room set apart for private devotions.
When a parish is closed, the church building may be designated an oratory, where liturgical services may be celebrated on special occasions (e.g., funeral or marriage anniversary of long-time parishioner, etc.) for the benefit of former parishioners.
Private in-house chapel; small cell attached to a larger chapel.
A conspiracy between speech and action to cheat the understanding. A tyranny tempered by stenography.
The art of an orator; the art of public speaking in an eloquent or effective manner; the exercise of rhetorical skill in oral discourse; eloquence.
addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous); "he loved the sound of his own oratory"
Keywords:  haven, worship, peace, religious, place
a haven of peace and a place of religious worship
(The word oratory has multiple meanings, please see the Oratory entry for disambiguation.)