preachment

[ preech-muh nt ]
/ ˈpritʃ mənt /

noun

the act of preaching.
a sermon or other discourse, especially when obtrusive or tedious.

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Origin of preachment

1300–50; Middle English prechement < Old French preë(s)chement < Medieval Latin praedicāmentum speech; see predicament
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preachment
/ (ˈpriːtʃmənt) /

noun

the act of preaching
a tedious or pompous sermon or discourse
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