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a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church, esp in South Africa
Word Origin
from Dutch, from Old French predicant, from Late Latin praedicans preaching, from praedicāre to preach
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  • Still, just in time, thanks be to your reverend father, the predikant.

    The Ivory Child H. Rider Haggard
  • Ja, I have often heard the predikant talk of Calvinus—and preach about him too.

    Aletta Bertram Mitford
  • The predikant is not beside him, in compliance with his own wish.

    Aletta Bertram Mitford
  • You will assuredly be damned,” said the predikant, “and burn in hell.

    The African Colony John Buchan
  • “But that is folly and an impossibility,” said the predikant.

    The African Colony John Buchan
  • There was a parson, or predikant, also accompanying the commandos.

    Two Years on Trek

    Louis Eugne du Moulin
  • He told me it was exactly what the predikant used to say that Hell would be like.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • Four burghers came to escort him out, and they have off-saddled while the predikant is inspanning.

    Aletta Bertram Mitford
  • Once upon a time, as the story goes, a Dutchman talked with a predikant about the welfare of his soul.

    The African Colony John Buchan

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