Homily

Definition of Homily

Hom´i`ly
n.1.A discourse or sermon read or pronounced to an audience; a serious discourse.
2.A serious or tedious exhortation in private on some moral point, or on the conduct of life.
As I have heard my father
Deal out in his long homilies.
- Byron.
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."

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