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  • adj. Relating to parenesis.
  • adj. Exhibiting parenesis; hortatory; persuasive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hortatory; encouraging; persuasive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of parenesis; hortatory; persuasive.

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Examples

  • But practically types were used for parenetic rather than theological purposes by Baldwin (Passio Christi typica; Adventus Christi typicus), Bacmeister (Explicatio typorum V.T. Christum explicantium), and other writers of this school.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • Hence morals were at first treated in a popular, parenetic form.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • "Demartyrio", parenetic in character, and "De oratione", moral and dogmatic in content; the latter meets the objections which are advanced or rather reiterated even today against the efficacy of prayer.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • The only essential difference is that the Midrashic form prevails in the Haggadah, and the parenetic or apocalyptic form in the pseudepigrapha.

    The Legends of the Jews — Volume 1

  • [356] See ante, i. 68, and post, June 9, 1784, note, where he varies the epithet, calling it 'the best piece of parenetic divinity.'

    Life Of Johnson

  • [356] See _ante_, i. 68, and _post_, June 9, 1784, note, where he varies the epithet, calling it 'the best piece of _parenetic_ divinity.'

    Life of Johnson, Volume 2 1765-1776

  • Rambach goes further than this; in order to increase the parenetic force of Scripture, he attributes to each word as wide a meaning and as much importance as the nature of the subject matter allows (Instit. herm.,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • A few months before his death he said: ” 'William Law wrote the best piece of parenetic divinity; but William Law was no reasoner;' post, June 9, 1784.

    Life Of Johnson

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