verb pre·lect \pri-ˈlekt\

Definition of PRELECT

intransitive verb
:  to discourse publicly :  lecture
pre·lec·tion \-ˈlek-shən\ noun

Origin of PRELECT

Latin praelectus, past participle of praelegere, from prae- + legere to read — more at legend
First Known Use: 1785


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