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Sermon vs. Homily

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  • Sermon (noun)

    Religious discourse; a written or spoken address on a religious or moral matter.

  • Sermon (noun)

    A lengthy speech of reproval.

  • Sermon (verb)

    To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.

  • Sermon (verb)

    To tutor; to lecture.

  • Homily (noun)

    A matter.

  • Homily (noun)

    A lecture.

  • Homily (noun)

    A platitude.

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  • Sermon (noun)

    A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer.

  • Sermon (noun)

    Specifically, a discourse delivered in public, usually by a clergyman, for the purpose of religious instruction and grounded on some text or passage of Scripture.

  • Sermon (noun)

    Hence, a serious address; a lecture on one's conduct or duty; an exhortation or reproof; a homily; - often in a depreciatory sense.

  • Sermon (verb)

    To speak; to discourse; to compose or deliver a sermon.

  • Sermon

    To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.

  • Sermon

    To tutor; to lecture.

  • Homily (noun)

    A discourse or sermon read or pronounced to an audience; a serious discourse.

  • Homily (noun)

    A serious or tedious exhortation in private on some moral point, or on the conduct of life.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Sermon (noun)

    an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

  • Sermon (noun)

    a moralistic rebuke;

    "your preaching is wasted on him"

  • Homily (noun)

    a sermon on a moral or religious topic

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