predicant

[ pred-i-kuhnt ]
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adjective
  1. preaching: a predicant religious order.

noun
  1. a preacher.

Origin of predicant

1
1580–90; <Latin praedicant- (stem of praedicāns), present participle of praedicāre to preach; see -ant

Words Nearby predicant

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How to use predicant in a sentence

  • 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
  • Seeing the "predicant" coming, the old man hastily opened his Bible and began to read at random.

    South African Memories | Lady Sarah Wilson
  • Also my quarrel with the predicant had put me out of temper.

    Swallow | H. Rider Haggard
  • A tournament of that class was being held all that summer between the regular priests and the newly-instituted predicant Friars.

    Earl Hubert's Daughter | Emily Sarah Holt

British Dictionary definitions for predicant

predicant

/ (ˈprɛdɪkənt) /


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

Origin of predicant

1
C17: from Latin praedicāns preaching, from praedicāre to say publicly; see predicate

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