Definition of adhortatory in English:

adhortatory

adjective

archaic Grammar
rare
  • That exhorts or strongly encourages someone to do something, especially something morally good; exhortatory, encouraging. Also (Grammar): = adhortative.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in George Joye (1490x95–1553), evangelical author. From post-classical Latin adhortatorius of or relating to adhortation, hortatory from classical Latin adhortāt-, past participial stem of adhortārī + -ōrius.

Pronunciation:

adhortatory

/ədˈhɔːtət(ə)ri//adˈhɔːtət(ə)ri/