pred·​i·​ca·​tion | \ˌpre-də-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of predication 

1 archaic

a : an act of proclaiming or preaching

b : sermon

2 : an act or instance of predicating: such as

a : the expression of action, state, or quality by a grammatical predicate

b : the logical affirmation of something about another especially : assignment of something to a class

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At this early stage, though, reliable predications are impossible. Lisa Mueller, Washington Post, "Niger’s protests are ramping up. Here’s why.," 26 Mar. 2018 The standards for doing so, criminal predication, are not high. Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, "Two Dead Canaries in the Coal Mine," 11 May 2017

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First Known Use of predication

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for predication

Middle English predicacion, from Anglo-French predicaciun, from Latin praedication-, praedicatio, from praedicare

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