prefatory

adjective pref·a·to·ry \ ˈpre-fə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of prefatory

1 : of, relating to, or constituting a preface
  • prefatory remarks
2 : located in front

Examples of prefatory in a Sentence

  1. The speaker made some prefatory remarks.

  2. Each chapter in the book has a prefatory quotation.

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Origin and Etymology of prefatory

Latin praefari


PREFATORY Defined for English Language Learners

prefatory

Definition of prefatory for English Language Learners

  • : included at the beginning of a book, speech, etc., as an introduction



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