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

intransitive verb

: to discourse publicly : lecture
prelection noun

Word History


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

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prelect was in 1785

Dictionary Entries Near prelect

Cite this Entry

“Prelect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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