Definition of preces in English:

preces

noun

  • Prayers, especially prayers said or chanted responsorially; (also) specifically intercessions made by the priest between the Lord's Prayer and the first Collect at matins and evensong.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Regularis Concordia. From classical Latin precēs, plural of prec-, prex prayer from the same Indo-European base as frayne.

Pronunciation

preces

/ˈpriːsiːz/