preconize

transitive verb
preco·​nize
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of preconize

1 : to announce or commend publicly
2 : to summon publicly or by name
3 Roman Catholicism : to approve (a high ecclesiastical appointment) publicly by papal proclamation in consistory

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History and Etymology for preconize

Medieval Latin praeconizare, from Latin praecon-, praeco herald, crier (probably from praedicare to proclaim publicly) + Late Latin -izare -ize

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“Preconize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preconize. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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