Definition of précis
précisplay \-ˈsēz, -(ˌ)sēz\
: a concise summary of essential points, statements, or facts
Examples of précis in a Sentence
a précis of the book's plot
a précis of the bill that the legislature is currently considering
Recent Examples of précis from the Web
And this has been merely a precis of acts of actual political violence.
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Origin and Etymology of précis
French, from précis precise
First Known Use: 1760See Words from the same year
PRÉCIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of précis for English Language Learners
: a brief summary of the main points and ideas of a piece of writing or speech
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