protreptic
noun Etymology: Late Latin protrepticus hortatory, encouraging, from Greek protreptikos, from protrepein to turn forward, urge on, from pro- + trepein to turn Date: 1678 an utterance (as a speech) designed to instruct and persuade • protreptic adjective

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