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homiletic

[hom-uh-let-ik] /ˌhɒm əˈlɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to preaching or to homilies.
2.
of the nature of a homily.
3.
of or pertaining to homiletics.
Also, homiletical.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Greek homīlētikós affable, equivalent to homīlē- (variant stem of homīleîn to converse with; see homily) + -tikos -tic
Related forms
homiletically, adverb
nonhomiletic, adjective
unhomiletic, adjective
unhomiletical, adjective
unhomiletically, adverb
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  • All three, probably, belong to the end of the ninth century and all have a homiletic tendency.
British Dictionary definitions for homiletic

homiletic

/ˌhɒmɪˈlɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a homily or sermon
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of homiletics
Derived Forms
homiletically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for homiletic
adj.

1640s, "of or having to do with sermons," from Late Latin homileticus, from Greek homiletikos "of conversation, affable," from homelein "associate with," from homilos (see homily).

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