Definition of prefatory in English:

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prefatory

Pronunciation: /ˈprefəˌtôrē/

adjective

Serving as an introduction; introductory: the poet makes this clear in a prefatory note on the text
More example sentences
  • It's a book that's always beginning, where everything is introductory, liminal, prefatory.
  • As Nelson writes in a prefatory note, ‘A requiem, by definition, is sad; the person it honors has died.’
  • After a prefatory reference to the ‘inherent dignity’ of all human beings, the Universal Declaration simply declares certain values to be human rights.
Synonyms
introductory, preliminary, opening, initial, preparatory, initiatory, precursory
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