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exhortation

[eg-zawr-tey-shuh n, ek-sawr-] /ˌɛg zɔrˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sɔr-/
noun
1.
the act or process of exhorting.
2.
an utterance, discourse, or address conveying urgent advice or recommendations.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English exhortacioun < Latin exhortātiōn- (stem of exhortātiō) a pleading, urging. See exhortative, -ion
Related forms
nonexhortation, noun
Synonyms
1, 2. See advice.
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Word Origin and History for nonexhortation
exhortation
late 14c., from L. exhortationem, noun of action from exhortari, from ex- "thoroughly" + hortari "encourage, urge" (see hortatory).
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