preconize

transitive verb preco·nize

Definition of preconize

-ed/-ing/-s
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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Origin and Etymology of preconize

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


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