[ pred-i-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈprɛd ɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /


of or relating to preaching.


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Origin of predicatory

1605–15; < Latin praedicātōrius prophetic; see predicate, -tory1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for predicatory

/ (ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪtərɪ, ˌprɛdɪˈkeɪtərɪ) /


of, relating to, or characteristic of preaching or a preacher

Word Origin for predicatory

C17: from Late Latin praedicātōrius, from praedicāre to proclaim
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