prelect

verb
pre·​lect | \ pri-ˈlekt How to pronounce prelect (audio) \
prelected; prelecting; prelects

Definition of prelect

intransitive verb

: to discourse publicly : lecture

Other Words from prelect

prelection \ pri-​ˈlek-​shən How to pronounce prelection (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of prelect

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prelect

Latin praelectus, past participle of praelegere, from prae- + legere to read — more at legend

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“Prelect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prelect. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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