hortative


hor·ta·tive

adjective \ˈhr-tə-tiv\

Definition of HORTATIVE

:  giving exhortation :  advisory
hor·ta·tive·ly adverb

Origin of HORTATIVE

Late Latin hortativus, from Latin hortatus, past participle of hortari to urge — more at yearn
First Known Use: 1623

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