Hortatory Hor"ta*to*ry, a. [L. hortatorius.] Giving exhortation or advise; encouraging; exhortatory; inciting; as, a hortatory speech. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

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  • hortatory — index hortative, informative, informatory, persuasive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hortatory — 1580s, from M.Fr. hortatoire and directly from L.L. hortatorius encouraging, cheering, from hortatus, pp. of hortari exhort, encourage, urge, incite, instigate, intensive of horiri urge, incite, encourage, from PIE root *gher to like, want (Cf. O …   Etymology dictionary

  • hortatory — ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ intended to exhort someone to do something. ORIGIN Latin hortatorius, from hortari exhort …   English terms dictionary

  • hortatory — [hôr′tətivhôr′tə tôr΄ē] adj. [LL(Ec) hortatorius < pp. of L hortari, to incite, encourage, freq. of horiri, to urge, encourage < IE base * ĝher , to desire > YEARN, Gr charis] 1. serving to encourage or urge to good deeds 2. exhorting;… …   English World dictionary

  • hortatory — 1. adjective /ˈhɔː.tə.təɹ.i,ˈhɔɹ.tə.tɔɹ.i/ Giving exhortation or advice; encouraging; exhortatory; inciting. Not in a curse but in a hortatory appeal. Syn: protreptic 2 …   Wiktionary

  • hortatory — adjective Date: 1576 hortative, exhortatory < hortatory sermons > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hortatory — hortatorily, adv. /hawr teuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. urging to some course of conduct or action; exhorting; encouraging: a hortatory speech. [1580 90; < LL hortatorius encouraging, equiv. to horta(ri) (see HORTATIVE) + torius TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hortatory — hor•ta•to•ry [[t]ˈhɔr təˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. urging to some course of conduct or action; exhorting; encouraging: a hortatory speech[/ex] • Etymology: 1580–90; < LL hortātōrius encouraging =hortā(rī) (see hortative) + tōrius tory I… …   From formal English to slang

  • hortatory — /hɔˈteɪtəri / (say haw taytuhree), /ˈhɔtətri / (say hawtuhtree) adjective encouraging; inciting, exhorting; urging to some course of conduct or action: a hortatory address. {Late Latin hortātōrius encouraging} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hortatory — Synonyms and related words: admonitory, advisory, autodidactic, cajoling, cautionary, coeducational, consultative, consultatory, cultural, didactic, directive, disciplinary, edifying, educating, educational, educative, enlightening, exhortative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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