predicant

[ pred-i-kuh nt ]
/ ˈprɛd ɪ kənt /

adjective

preaching: a predicant religious order.

noun

a preacher.

Nearby words

  1. prediabetes,
  2. predial,
  3. prediastole,
  4. predicable,
  5. predicament,
  6. predicate,
  7. predicate adjective,
  8. predicate calculus,
  9. predicate nominative,
  10. predicate noun

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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