pred·​i·​ca·​to·​ry ˈpre-di-kə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce predicatory (audio)
: of or relating to preaching

Word History


Late Latin praedicatorius, from praedicare to preach

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of predicatory was in 1611

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Cite this Entry

“Predicatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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