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NOUN (1)

1. a sermon on a moral or religious topic;
[syn: homily, preachment]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Homily \Hom"i*ly\, n.; pl. Homilies. [LL. homilia, Gr. ? communion, assembly, converse, sermon, fr. ? an assembly, fr. ? same; cf. ? together, and ? crowd, cf. ? to press: cf. F. hom['e]lie. See Same.] 1. A discourse or sermon read or pronounced to an audience; a serious discourse. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A serious or tedious exhortation in private on some moral point, or on the conduct of life. [1913 Webster] As I have heard my father Deal out in his long homilies. --Byron. [1913 Webster] Book of Homilies. A collection of authorized, printed sermons, to be read by ministers in churches, esp. one issued in the time of Edward VI., and a second, issued in the reign of Elizabeth; -- both books being certified to contain a "godly and wholesome doctrine." [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

homily n 1: a sermon on a moral or religious topic [syn: homily, preachment]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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