Definition of nouthetic in English:

nouthetic

adjective

US
  • Designating a type of counselling in use among certain Christian groups, in which subjects are instructed to amend sinful behaviour and attitudes in accordance with biblical doctrine; (also, of a person) practising such counselling.

Origin

1970s. Either from ancient Greek νουθετικός or directly from ancient Greek νουθετεῖν to put in mind, admonish, warn, rebuke (frequently in New Testament; from νοῦς + -θετεῖν (in νομοθετεῖν to make laws from νομοθέτης)) + -ic; compare -thetic.

Pronunciation

nouthetic

/nuːˈθɛtɪk/