predicant

[pred-i-kuh nt]
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noun
  1. a preacher.

Origin of predicant

1580–90; < Latin praedicant- (stem of praedicāns), present participle of praedicāre to preach; see -ant
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Historical Examples of predicant

  • “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.

    Swallow

    H. Rider Haggard

  • The loose leaves had been first collected by another Brother Henry, also a predicant friar.

  • I remember Suzanne standing before the little table, behind which was the predicant with his book.

    Swallow

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Luckily, the predicant took no notice of this incident, for he was thinking about himself as he was too prone to do.

    Swallow

    H. Rider Haggard


British Dictionary definitions for predicant

predicant

adjective
  1. of or relating to preaching
noun
  1. a member of a religious order founded for preaching, esp a Dominican
  2. (ˌprɛdɪˈkænt) a variant spelling of predikant

Word Origin for predicant

C17: from Latin praedicāns preaching, from praedicāre to say publicly; see predicate
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