predicatory

adjective
pred·​i·​ca·​to·​ry | \ˈpre-di-kə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of predicatory 

: of or relating to preaching

First Known Use of predicatory

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for predicatory

Late Latin praedicatorius, from praedicare to preach

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