premotion

noun
pre·​mo·​tion | \ prēˈmōshən \

Definition of premotion

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

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History and Etymology for premotion

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premotion. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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