In other words, the existence of a Jewish Diaspora is predicated on a time when Jews lived in a single place.
As a Marine, I learned that peace is predicated on compromise, not superior firepower or belligerence.
They are predicated on an assumption of fossil fuel scarcity and U.S. vulnerability to volatile global oil markets.
Hay suggests, intriguingly, that Romanticism is predicated on a notion of friendship.
But her model for meritocratic social mobility was predicated upon the value of cutthroat individualism.
The Government of our country is predicated upon a reasonable confidence in those who administer our public affairs.
Moreover, the definition of the differentia may be predicated of that of which the differentia itself is predicated.
It was just such a combination as was predicated by Bernhardi.
Similarly the differentiae are predicated of the species and of the individuals.
Therefore the proprium may still be predicated of something else, when its alleged subject has ceased to exist.
mid-15c., a term in logic, from Middle French predicat and directly from Medieval Latin predicatum, from Latin praedicatum "that which is said of the subject," noun use of neuter past participle of praedicare "assert, proclaim, declare publicly," from prae- "forth, before" (see pre-) + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction). Grammatical sense is from 1630s. Related: Predicative; predicator; predicatory.
1887, from Latin praedicatus, past participle of praedicare "proclaim, announce" (see predicate (n.)).
1550s, back formation from predication, or else from Latin praedicatus, past participle of praedicare "proclaim, announce" (see predicate (n.)). Related: Predicated; predicating. Phrase predicated on "founded on, based on," is American English, first recorded 1766.