: movement or excitation to action beforehand
specifically : the inspiration or determination (as by divine power) of an action beforehand

Word History


Medieval Latin praemotion-, praemotio, from Late Latin praemotus (past participle of praemovēre to move beforehand, from Latin prae- pre- + movēre to move) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion

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“Premotion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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