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preconize

[ pree-kuh-nahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, pre·co·nized, pre·co·niz·ing.
  1. to proclaim or commend publicly.
  2. to summon publicly.
  3. Roman Catholic Church. (of the pope) to declare solemnly in consistory the appointment of (a new bishop or other high ecclesiastic).


preconize

/ ˈpriːkəˌnaɪz /

verb

  1. to announce or commend publicly
  2. to summon publicly
  3. (of the pope) to approve the appointment of (a nominee) to one of the higher dignities in the Roman Catholic Church


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Derived Forms

  • ˌpreconiˈzation, noun

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Other Words From

  • preco·ni·zation noun
  • preco·nizer noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of preconize1

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin praecōnizāre to herald, announce, equivalent to Latin praecōn- (stem of praecō ) crier, herald + -izāre -ize

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Word History and Origins

Origin of preconize1

C15: from Medieval Latin praecōnīzāre to make an announcement, from Latin praecō herald

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