protreptic

noun pro·trep·tic \ prō-ˈtrep-tik \

Definition of protreptic

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

protreptic

adjective

Origin and Etymology of protreptic

Late Latin protrepticus hortatory, encouraging, from Greek protreptikos, from protrepein to turn forward, urge on, from pro- + trepein to turn


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