noun, plural pré·cis [prey-seez, prey-seez] /preɪˈsiz, ˈpreɪ siz/.
verb (used with object)
- przewalski's horse,
- prévost d'exiles
Origin of précis
Examples from the Web for precis
In submitting a precis of the gospel narratives I have not implied any estimate either of their credibility or of their truth.Preface to Androcles and the Lion|George Bernard Shaw
There is also a brief and characteristic 'Precis de ma vie', dated November 17, 1797.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
It is, in fact, a precis of the "Instruction Book," which deals with everything a police officer should know and be.Scotland Yard|George Dilnot
The monkey ate various forms of Precis (a Vanessid), after which it was given Acraea halali.Mimicry in Butterflies|Reginald Crundall Punnett
It is the precis de toutes les choses (Boisguillebert), the compendium of the wealth of society.
noun plural precis or précis (ˈpreɪsiːz)
Word Origin for precis
1760, from French noun use of Middle French précis "cut short, condensed" (see precise). As a verb, from 1856.