2. A serious or tedious exhortation in private on some moral point, or on the conduct of life.
As I have heard my fatherByron.
Deal out in his long homilies.
Book of Homilies. A collection of authorized, printed sermons, to be read by ministers in churches, esp. one issued in the time of Edward VI., and a second, issued in the reign of Elizabeth; -- both books being certified to contain a "godly and wholesome doctrine."
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