a person who writes or delivers homilies.

1610–20; homil(y) + -ist

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homily (ˈhɒmɪlɪ)
n , pl -lies
1.  a sermon or discourse on a moral or religious topic
2.  moralizing talk or writing
[C14: from Church Latin homīlia, from Greek: discourse, from homilein to converse with, from homilos crowd, from homou together + ilē crowd]

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The one who practices or studies homiletics is called a homilist.
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