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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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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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