The definition of hortatory is a person or thing that pleads or strongly requests someone to take a particular action.(adjective)
An example of hortatory is a televangelist strongly encouraging their viewers to give money to their organization.
See hortatory in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL(Ec) hortatorius < pp. of L hortari, to incite, encourage, freq. of horiri, to urge, encourage < IE base *ĝher-, to desire > yearn, Gr charis
See hortatory in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Late Latin hortātōrius
Origin: , from Latin hortātus, exhorted; see hortative.
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