adjective ep·i·deic·tic \¦epə¦dīktik\

Definition of epideictic

  1. :  designed primarily for rhetorical effect :  demonstrative epideictic style of writing the Indian speeches are … more of the nature of the forensic and, occasionally, epideictic or panegyric, than of deliberative oratory — H. J. C. Grierson —used especially of ceremonial orations of praise or blame

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Origin and Etymology of epideictic

Greek epideiktikos, from (assumed) Greek epideiktos (verbal of Greek epideiknynai to exhibit, show off, display, from epi- + deiknynai to show) + Greek -ikos -ic — more at diction

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to cast off or become cast off

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