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predicator

[ pred-i-key-ter ]
/ ˈprɛd ɪˌkeɪ tər /
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noun Grammar.
the verbal element of a clause or sentence.
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Origin of predicator

1425–75 for an earlier sense; late Middle English: preacher <Latin praedicātor publicizer; see predicate, -tor
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How to use predicator in a sentence

  • Ad hoc quidam predicator dixit: Nullo modo videtur quod papa novit intencionem beati francisci, quod probo sic.

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British Dictionary definitions for predicator

predicator
/ (ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪtə) /

noun
(in systemic grammar) the part of a sentence or clause containing the verbal group; one of the four or five major components into which clauses can be divided, the others being subject, object, adjunct, and (in some versions of the grammar) complement
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