transitive verb preco·nize

Definition of preconize


  1. 1 :  to announce or commend publicly

  2. 2 :  to summon publicly or by name

  3. 3 Roman Catholicism :  to approve (a high ecclesiastical appointment) publicly by papal proclamation in consistory

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Origin and Etymology of preconize

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

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a brief usually trivial fact

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