Origin of hortative
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Examples from the Web for hortative
The Parson, under high excitement, rained his hortative oratory upon me.
Hortative, hort′a-tiv, adj. inciting: encouraging: giving advice—also Hort′atory.
Word Origin and History for hortative
c.1600, from Latin hortativus, from past participle stem of hortari "to exhort" (see hortatory).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper