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(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.’
A preacher, especially a Dominican friar.
Late 16th century: from Latin praedicant- declaring, from the verb praedicare, in ecclesiastical Latin meaning preach.
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