The amount suggests their understanding of the seriousness of their predicament.
His letters to them show how their predicament brought his own vividly back to him.
Palestinian officials are coming to terms with the predicament.
early 15c., "category, class; one of Aristotle's 10 categories," from Medieval Latin predicamentum, from Late Latin praedicamentum "quality, category, something predicted, that which is asserted," from Latin praedicatus, past participle of praedicare (see predicate). Praedicamentum is a loan-translation of Greek kategoria, Aristotle's word. The meaning "unpleasant situation" is first recorded 1580s.