sermocination

noun
plural -s

Definition of sermocination

1 obsolete : discourse, sermon
2 obsolete : a form of prosopopoeia in which the speaker answers his own question or remark immediately

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History and Etymology for sermocination

Latin sermocination-, sermocinatio conversation, from sermocinatus (past participle of sermocinari to converse, from sermo speech, conversation) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Sermocination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sermocination. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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