Definition of predicant in English:

predicant

adjective

archaic
  • (especially of the religious order of the Dominicans) characterized by preaching.

    • ‘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

archaic
  • A preacher, especially a Dominican friar.

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin praedicant- ‘declaring’, from the verb praedicare, in ecclesiastical Latin meaning ‘preach’.

Pronunciation

predicant

/ˈprɛdɪk(ə)nt/