Definition of prelection in US English:

prelection

(also praelection)

noun

  • A public lecture, talk, or reading; especially a college or university lecture given to students; such a lecture in written form.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Alley (d. 1570), bishop of Exeter. From classical Latin praelectiōn-, praelectiō reading aloud of an author, with exposition from praelect-, past participial stem of praelegere + -iō.

Pronunciation

prelection

/prɪˈlɛkʃn/