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Definition of sermon:

  1. A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer.
  2. Hence, a serious address; a lecture on one's conduct or duty; an exhortation or reproof; a homily; - often in a depreciatory sense.
  3. Specifically, a discourse delivered in public, usually by a clergyman, for the purpose of religious instruction and grounded on some text or passage of Scripture.
  4. To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.
  5. To speak; to discourse; to compose or deliver a sermon.
  6. To tutor; to lecture.


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