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[pred-i-kuh nt] /ˈprɛd ɪ kənt/
a predicant religious order.
a preacher.
Origin of predicant
1580-90; < Latin praedicant- (stem of praedicāns), present participle of praedicāre to preach; see -ant Unabridged
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  • “Some children,” said the predicant Friar, with a tender intonation.

    A Forgotten Hero Emily Sarah Holt
  • Also my quarrel with the predicant had put me out of temper.

    Swallow H. Rider Haggard
  • The loose leaves had been first collected by another Brother Henry, also a predicant friar.

  • I remember Suzanne standing before the little table, behind which was the predicant with his book.

    Swallow H. Rider Haggard
  • Luckily, the predicant took no notice of this incident, for he was thinking about himself as he was too prone to do.

    Swallow H. Rider Haggard
  • Seeing the "predicant" coming, the old man hastily opened his Bible and began to read at random.

    South African Memories Lady Sarah Wilson
  • A tournament of that class was being held all that summer between the regular priests and the newly-instituted predicant Friars.

    Earl Hubert's Daughter Emily Sarah Holt
  • For two hours Erasmus Smith, the Boer predicant, argued in vain in behalf of his flock.

  • It appears probable that at an early period of their preaching, a very large percentage of the predicant Friars were Gospellers.

    The Well in the Desert Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for predicant


of or relating to preaching
a member of a religious order founded for preaching, esp a Dominican
(ˌprɛdɪˈkænt) a variant spelling of predikant
Word Origin
C17: from Latin praedicāns preaching, from praedicāre to say publicly; see predicate
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