Phi*lip"pic (?), n. [L. Philippicus belonging to Philip, Philippic, Gr. , fr. Philip, fond of horses: cf. F. philippique.]

1.

Any one of the series of famous orations of Demosthenes, the Grecian orator, denouncing Philip, king of Macedon.

2.

Hence: Any discourse or declamation abounding in acrimonious invective.

 

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