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prelect

or praelect

[pri-lekt] /prɪˈlɛkt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to lecture or discourse publicly.
Origin of prelect
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin praelectus, past participle of praelegere to lecture, equivalent to prae- pre- + legere to read aloud; see lection
Related forms
prelection
[pri-lek-shuh n] /prɪˈlɛk ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
prelector, noun
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prelect

/prɪˈlɛkt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (rare) to lecture or discourse in public
Derived Forms
prelection, noun
prelector, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin praelegere to instruct by reading, lecture, from prae in front of, in public + legere to read, choose
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