Definition of preconize in English:

preconize

Line breaks: pre¦con|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈpriːkənʌɪz
 
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(also preconise)

verb

[with object] rare
1Proclaim or commend publicly.
1.1(Of the Pope) publicly approve the appointment of (a bishop).

Origin

late Middle English: from medieval Latin praeconizare, from Latin praeco(n-) 'herald'.

Derivatives

preconization

Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun

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