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preacher

[pree-cher] /ˈpri tʃər/
noun
1.
a person whose occupation or function it is to preach the gospel.
2.
a person who preaches.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English precho(u)r < Old French prech(e)or, earlier preëch(e)or < Late Latin praedicātor. See preach, -or2
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Examples from the web for preachers
  • It would almost appear as if many preachers knew the scriptures by heart.
  • They are the primary preachers and teachers, celebrants of sacraments.
  • In popular culture in the bside song sepia by manic street preachers.
British Dictionary definitions for preachers

preacher

/ˈpriːtʃə/
noun
1.
a person who has the calling and function of preaching the Christian Gospel, esp a Protestant clergyman
2.
a person who preaches

Preacher

/ˈpriːtʃə/
noun
1.
(Bible) the Preacher, the author of Ecclesiastes or the book of Ecclesiastes
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Word Origin and History for preachers

preacher

n.

c.1200, from Old French preecheor "preacher" (Modern French prêcheur), from Latin praedicatorem (nominative praedicator) "public praiser, eulogist," literally "proclaimer" (see preach). Slang short form preach (n.) is recorded by 1968, American English.

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