Simple Definition of prefatory
: 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 in a sentence
The speaker made some prefatory remarks.
Each chapter in the book has a prefatory quotation.
Origin and Etymology of prefatory
First Known Use: 1675
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