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prelect

play
verb pre·lect \pri-ˈlekt\

Definition of prelect

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to discourse publicly :  lecture

prelection play \-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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