n.1.Advice; exhortation.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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All his editions follow the epistle, moreover, with an unsigned verse 'adhortation'--the 1582 edition terms it 'Ane Adhortatioun of all Estatis, to the reiding of this present warkis' (8)--in which corrupt 'Oppressouris of the pure' in all stations are summoned to learn their lesson from the author.
Applying the above definitions to The Schoole, this book contains two genres, a handbook and a prayer, a combination of text type features, including mainly instruction and adhortation, and its register can be classified as representing the domain of education and religion.
(5.6.233-38) In the second example, taken from Ford's The Broken Heart, Ithocles, trapped by Orgilus in a trick chair, (43) taunts the revenger with the same adhortation: (44)