- preaching: a predicant religious order.
- a preacher.
Origin of predicant
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“Some children,” said the Predicant Friar, with a tender intonation.A Forgotten Hero
Emily Sarah Holt
Also my quarrel with the predicant had put me out of temper.
The loose leaves had been first collected by another Brother Henry, also a predicant friar.Matelda and the Cloister of Hellfde
Matilda of Magdeburg
I remember Suzanne standing before the little table, behind which was the predicant with his book.
Luckily, the predicant took no notice of this incident, for he was thinking about himself as he was too prone to do.
- of or relating to preaching
- a member of a religious order founded for preaching, esp a Dominican
- (ˌprɛdɪˈkænt) a variant spelling of predikant
C17: from Latin praedicāns preaching, from praedicāre to say publicly; see predicate
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