Definition of preamble in English:


Line breaks: pre|amble
Pronunciation: /priːˈamb(ə)l
, ˈpriː-/




Pronunciation: /-ˈambjʊlə/
adjective ( • formal )
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  • Thus, preambular paragraphs 4, 5 and 10 recall the authorisation to use force in resolution 678.
  • Second, the joint draft resolution recalled in its very first preambular paragraph a selection of its previous resolutions.
  • Like the UN Declaration, its preambular paragraphs recognize that violence against women is a manifestation of the historically unequal power relations between women and men.


late Middle English: from Old French preambule, from medieval Latin praeambulum, from late Latin praeambulus 'going before'.

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