Definition of Expository

1. Adjective. Serving to expound or set forth. "Clean expository writing"

Exact synonyms: Expositive
Similar to: Informative, Instructive
Derivative terms: Expound



Definition of Expository

1. a. Pertaining to, or containing, exposition; serving to explain; explanatory; illustrative; exegetical.

Definition of Expository

1. Adjective. Serving to explain, explicate, or elucidate; expositive; of or relating to exposition. ¹

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Definition of Expository

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expository

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expository (current term)
expositour
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Literary usage of Expository

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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"In the former case it may be styled a book of expository jurisprudence ; in the latter, a book of censorial jurisprudence: or, in other words, ..."

2. English Composition in Theory and Practice by Henry Seidel Canby, Frederick Erastus Pierce, Henry Noble MacCracken, Alfred Arundel May, Thomas Goddard Wright (1912)
"expository DESCRIPTION The selections just cited bring out clearly the distinction between expository and suggestive description. ..."

3. The Baptist Quarterly by Baptist Historical Society (1869)
"LMOST every preacher one meets, if asked whether he often -£*- makes expository discourses, will answer, " No; I have long believed there ought to be more ..."

4. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1866)
"expository Preaching. ARTICLE IV.—expository PREACHING. ON the subject of expository, or what we may better perhaps call commentary preaching, ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"His expository works, which are Calvinistic, have been praised in modern times. His first publication was ' An Essay concerning the Assurance of God's Love ..."

6. Current Discussions in Theology by Chicago Theological Seminary (1887)
"But throughout all these expository sermons, the author gives abundant indications of ripe Biblical scholarship, keen perception, and fine analytical ..."

7. The Office and Work of the Christian Ministry by James Mason Hoppin (1869)
"expository development. The expository sermon constitutes, ... expository sermons may be of two kinds : (a.) A simple exposition of the several clauses of a ..."

8. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1837)
"Annotations to the Booh of the New Covenant; with an expository Preface. ... The expository Preface, we regard as a masterpiece in the department of ..."

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