liminary

adjective lim·i·nary \ˈliməˌnerē\

Definition of liminary

  1. :  placed at the beginning (as of a book) :  introductory, preliminary liminary quotations from the Greek or Latin — Gouverneur Paulding

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Origin and Etymology of liminary

French liminaire, from Late Latin liminaris, from Latin, of a threshold, from limin-, limen threshold + -aris -ar — more at limb


First Known Use: 1603


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