noun (used with a singular verb)
the art of preaching; the branch of practical theology that treats of homilies or sermons.

1820–30; see homiletic, -ics

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homiletics (ˌhɒmɪˈlɛtɪks)
(functioning as singular) the art of preaching or writing sermons
[C17: from Greek homilētikos cordial, from homilein to converse with; see homily]

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