prefatory


pref·a·to·ry

adjective \ˈpre-fə-ˌtr-ē\

: included at the beginning of a book, speech, etc., as an introduction

Full Definition of PREFATORY

1
:  of, relating to, or constituting a preface <prefatory remarks>
2
:  located in front

Examples of PREFATORY

  1. The speaker made some prefatory remarks.
  2. Each chapter in the book has a prefatory quotation.

Origin of PREFATORY

Latin praefari
First Known Use: 1675

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