- a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church, esp in South Africa
from Dutch, from Old French predicant, from Late Latin praedicans preaching, from praedicāre to preach
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Examples from the Web for predikant
Still, just in time, thanks be to your reverend father, the Predikant.The Ivory Child
H. Rider Haggard
Ja, I have often heard the predikant talk of Calvinus—and preach about him too.
The predikant is not beside him, in compliance with his own wish.
You will assuredly be damned,” said the predikant, “and burn in hell.
“But that is folly and an impossibility,” said the predikant.