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predicant

[ pred-i-kuhnt ]
/ ˈprɛd ɪ kənt /
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adjective
preaching: a predicant religious order.
noun
a preacher.
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Origin of predicant

1580–90; <Latin praedicant- (stem of praedicāns), present participle of praedicāre to preach; see -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for predicant

predicant
/ (ˈprɛdɪkənt) /

adjective
of or relating to preaching
noun
a member of a religious order founded for preaching, esp a Dominican
(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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