prefatory

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

Definition of prefatory

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or constituting a preface prefatory remarks

  2. 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.

Origin and Etymology of prefatory

Latin praefari


First Known Use: 1675


PREFATORY Defined for English Language Learners

prefatory

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

Definition of prefatory for English Language Learners

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



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