exhortation

[ eg-zawr-tey-shuh n, ek-sawr- ]
/ ˌɛg zɔrˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sɔr- /

noun

the act or process of exhorting.
an utterance, discourse, or address conveying urgent advice or recommendations.

Origin of exhortation

1350–1400; Middle English exhortacioun < Latin exhortātiōn- (stem of exhortātiō) a pleading, urging. See exhortative, -ion
Related formsnon·ex·hor·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exhortation

exhortation

/ (ˌɛɡzɔːˈteɪʃən) /

noun

the act or process of exhorting
a speech or written passage intended to persuade, inspire, or encourage
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Word Origin and History for exhortation

exhortation


n.

late 14c., from Old French exhortacion and directly from Latin exhortationem (nominative exhortatio) "an exhortation, encouragement," noun of action from past participle stem of exhortari, from ex- "thoroughly" (see ex-) + hortari "encourage, urge" (see hortatory).

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