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homiletics

[hom-uh-let-iks] /ˌhɒm əˈlɛt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the art of preaching; the branch of practical theology that treats of homilies or sermons.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; see homiletic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for homiletics

homiletics

/ˌhɒmɪˈlɛtɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the art of preaching or writing sermons
Word Origin
C17: from Greek homilētikos cordial, from homilein to converse with; see homily
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Word Origin and History for homiletics
n.

1830, from homiletic; also see -ics.

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