Definition of predicant in English:

predicant

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Pronunciation: /ˈprɛdɪk(ə)nt
 
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adjective

archaic
  • (Especially of the religious order of the Dominicans) characterized by preaching.
    More example sentences
    • If some predicant friar or Franciscan in the company happened to speak of a book he might like to hear read, the king would say: "Don't read it to me.

noun

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  • A preacher, especially a Dominican friar.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin praedicant- 'declaring', from the verb praedicare, in ecclesiastical Latin meaning 'preach'.

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