pan·e·gyr·ic (păn′ə-jĭrĭk, -jīrĭk)
1. A formal eulogistic composition intended as a public compliment.
2. Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium.
[Latin panēgyricus, from Greek panēgurikos (logos), (speech) at a public assembly, panegyric, from panēguris, public assembly : pan-, pan- + aguris, assembly, marketplace; see ger- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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