Definition of adhortative in English:

adhortative

adjective

Grammar
  • Of a verbal mood: that expresses exhortation.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Magazine and British Register. From post-classical Latin adhortativus from classical Latin adhortāt-, past participial stem of adhortārī + -īvus. Compare earlier adhortatory.

Pronunciation:

adhortative

/ədˈhɔːtətɪv//adˈhɔːtətɪv/