pre·​con·​cil·​i·​ar ˌprē-kən-ˈsi-lē-ər How to pronounce preconciliar (audio)
variants or pre-conciliar
: of, relating to, or issued at a time before the formation of a council (such as an ecclesiastical council)
preconciliar theologians
a preconciliar church

Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preconciliar was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Preconciliar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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