Pronounced: KAY-fayb, noun
Notes: I don’t think I’ve every run across this word
The word hortatory means “urging some course of positive action; encouraging”
The word came into English in the late 1500s
Background / Comments
I confess that I’ve frequently mispronounced this word; I thought it was HOAR-uh-tore-ee, and I thought it was spelled “horatory”. I’ve heard the word before “preaching” to imply preaching that is encouraging. Our word comes from the Late Latin word hortātōrius (encouraging).