Definition of prefatory in English:


Syllabification: pref·a·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈprefəˌtôrē


Serving as an introduction; introductory: the poet makes this clear in a prefatory note on the text
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  • 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.

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