- predicate adjective,
- predicate calculus,
- predicate nominative
Origin of predicament
Examples from the Web for predicament
Mark Reay knows his predicament is very different from theirs.
His predicament eventually become something of a cause célèbre, attracting even the attention of the Princess of Wales.
In a way, the roots of this predicament reach back hundreds of years.
But the line that follows may be key to the predicament Fonthes has found herself in: “Well, most of my family…”
When he first arrived in 2006, he only knew two or three others in his predicament.
This is precisely the predicament in which many thousand people are today.
The village of New Salem turned out in a body to see what the strangers would do in their predicament.McClure's Magazine December, 1895|Edited by Ida M. Tarbell
They looked about them desperately for some means of extricating him from his predicament.The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone|Richard Bonner
But did Claire know, or suspect the predicament of her brother?My Lady of Doubt|Randall Parrish
That Marshall was keenly aware of his predicament there can be no doubt.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
Word Origin for predicament
early 15c., "category, class; one of Aristotle's 10 categories," from Medieval Latin predicamentum, from Late Latin praedicamentum "quality, category, something predicted, that which is asserted," from Latin praedicatus, past participle of praedicare (see predicate). Praedicamentum is a loan-translation of Greek kategoria, Aristotle's word. The meaning "unpleasant situation" is first recorded 1580s.