One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a preacher or preaching; involving or derived from preaching.
A preacher. rare.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Coryate (?1577–1617), traveller and writer. From post-classical Latin praedicatorius laudatory, of or relating to preaching from classical Latin praedicātor + -ius, suffix forming adjectives; compare -ory.
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