serm-, sermo-

(Latin: a speaking, talking, delivering religious messages; literally, "that which is put together in a certain order")

sermocination (s) (noun), sermocinations (pl)
The making of speeches or delivering religious messages to congregations in churches.
Someone who makes sermons or speeches.
1. A talk on a religious or moral subject given by a member of the clergy as part of a religious service.
2. A long and tedious talk; especially, one telling someone how or how not to behave.
3. An often lengthy and tedious speech of reproof or exhortation.
4. Etymology: from Anglo-French sermun, Old French sermon, from Latin sermonem and sermo, "discourse, speech, talk"; originally, "a stringing together of words"; related to serere, "to join".
Sermon on the Mount
A discourse delivered by Jesus to the disciples and others, containing the Beatitudes and important fundamentals of Christian teaching. Matt. 5–7; Luke 6:20–49.
sermonesque (adjective), more sermonesque, most sermonesque
Having the nature or style of a sermon by a preacher or evangelist with the force of condemnation for sins.
1 A religious discourse delivered in public usually by a clergyman as a part of a worship service.
2 A speech on conduct or duty.
Like, or appropriate to, a sermon; grave and didactic.
sermonize (verb), sermonizes; sermonized; sermonizing
1. To give someone a long tedious talk about how or how not to behave.
2. To speak when delivering a religious message; to express moral judgments.
3. To preach to an audience about moral and sacred behavior.
sermonizer, sermoniser (British)
1. Someone who delivers or composes a sermon or preaches.
2. Anyone who gives exhortations to others or who lectures.
1. Speaking as if delivering a sermon.
2. Expressing moral judgments.
1. Discourses for the purpose of religious instruction or exhortation; especially, those based on texts of scripture and delivered by members of the clergy, as part of religious services. 2. Talks on religious or moral subjects, often based on something written from a religious text.
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