Origin of expositoryMedieval Latin expositorius
The definition of expository is something intended to explain or describe.
An essay that is intended to explain a series of events is an example of an expository essay.
of, like, or containing exposition; explanatory
- His works, mainly expository and polemical, have not been collected.
- See further Expository Times, ix.
- The budget demonstrated at once its author's absolute mastery over figures and the persuasive force of his expository gift.
- Robertson's published works include five volumes of sermons, two volumes of expository lectures, on Genesis and on the epistles to the Corinthians, a volume of miscellaneous addresses, and an Analysis of "In Memoriam."
- One of the expository discourses of John Knox (1505-1572), we are told, was of more power to awaken his hearers than a blast from "five hundred trumpets."