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Sermon (n.) A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer.
Sermon (n.) 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.
Sermon (n.) Hence, a serious address; a lecture on one's conduct or duty; an exhortation or reproof; a homily; -- often in a depreciatory sense.
Sermon (v. i.) To speak; to discourse; to compose or deliver a sermon.
Sermon (v. t.) To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.
Sermon (v. t.) To tutor; to lecture.