They are exoteric, now from the people's point of view, now from that of the priests.
The former were called his esoteric, the latter his exoteric, discourses.
The Essenes had their "Exoteric" and their "Esoteric" doctrines.
With the teachers of exoteric knowledge it is 'Obey or be damned!'
This Marquis, though he had his exoteric politics, had his esoteric feelings.