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Syn. persuasive, moralizing, sermonizing, instructive, sermonic, preaching, edifying, expository, disciplinary, instructional, disquisitional, doctrinal, teaching, admonitory, didactic, reLating to sermons, propagative, of the nature of a homily, of sermons; see educational 1 .

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  • Homiletic — Hom i*let ic, Homiletical Hom i*let ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. homil[ e]tique. See {Homily}.] 1. Of or pertaining to familiar intercourse; social; affable; conversable; companionable. [R.] [1913 Webster] His virtues active, chiefly, and homiletical …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homiletic — index informative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • homiletic — (adj.) 1640s, “of or having to do with sermons,” from L.L. homileticus, from Gk. homiletikos of conversation, affable, from homelein associate with, from homilos (see HOMILY (Cf. homily)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • homiletic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or like a homily. ► NOUN (homiletics) (usu. treated as sing. ) ▪ the art of preaching or writing sermons …   English terms dictionary

  • homiletic — [häm΄ə let′ik] adj. [LL(Ec) homileticus < Gr homilētikos, of or for conversation < homilein, to be in company, converse < homilos: see HOMILY] 1. of or like a homily 2. of or related to homiletics: also homiletical homiletically adv …   English World dictionary

  • homiletic — or homiletical adjective Etymology: Late Latin homileticus, from Greek homilētikos of conversation, from homilein Date: 1644 1. of, relating to, or resembling a homily 2. of or relating to homiletics; also preachy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • homiletic — homiletically, adv. /hom euh let ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to preaching or to homilies. 2. of the nature of a homily. 3. of or pertaining to homiletics. Also, homiletical. [1635 45; < Gk homiletikós affable, equiv. to homile (var. s. of… …   Universalium

  • homiletic — adjective Of or relating to a homily, or to homiletics …   Wiktionary

  • homilètic — ho|mi|lè|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • homiletic — adj. of or pertaining to the art of preaching, of a sermon …   English contemporary dictionary

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