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preconize

[ pree-kuh-nahyz ]
/ 藞pri k蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), pre路co路nized, pre路co路niz路ing.
to proclaim or commend publicly.
to summon publicly.
Roman Catholic Church. (of the pope) to declare solemnly in consistory the appointment of (a new bishop or other high ecclesiastic).
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Also especially British, pre路co路nise .

Origin of preconize

1400鈥50; late Middle English <Medieval Latin praec艒niz膩re to herald, announce, equivalent to Latin praec艒n- (stem of praec艒) crier, herald + -iz膩re-ize

OTHER WORDS FROM preconize

pre路co路ni路za路tion, nounpre路co路niz路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for preconize

preconize

preconise

/ (藞pri藧k蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to announce or commend publicly
to summon publicly
(of the pope) to approve the appointment of (a nominee) to one of the higher dignities in the Roman Catholic Church

Derived forms of preconize

preconization or preconisation, noun

Word Origin for preconize

C15: from Medieval Latin praec艒n墨z膩re to make an announcement, from Latin praec艒 herald
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