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protreptic

noun pro·trep·tic \prō-ˈtrep-tik\

Definition of PROTREPTIC

:  an utterance (as a speech) designed to instruct and persuade
protreptic adjective

Origin of PROTREPTIC

Late Latin protrepticus hortatory, encouraging, from Greek protreptikos, from protrepein to turn forward, urge on, from pro- + trepein to turn
First Known Use: 1678

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