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prelect

or prae·lect

[ pri-lekt ]
/ prɪˈlɛkt /
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verb (used without object)
to lecture or discourse publicly.
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Origin of prelect

1610–20; <Latin praelectus, past participle of praelegere to lecture, equivalent to prae-pre- + legere to read aloud; see lection

OTHER WORDS FROM prelect

pre·lec·tion [pri-lek-shuhn], /prɪˈlɛk ʃən/, nounpre·lec·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prelect

prelect
/ (prɪˈlɛkt) /

verb
(intr) rare to lecture or discourse in public

Derived forms of prelect

prelection, nounprelector, noun

Word Origin for prelect

C17: from Late Latin praelegere to instruct by reading, lecture, from prae in front of, in public + legere to read, choose
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