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preachment

[preech-muh nt] /ˈpritʃ mənt/
noun
1.
the act of preaching.
2.
a sermon or other discourse, especially when obtrusive or tedious.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English prechement < Old French preë(s)chement < Medieval Latin praedicāmentum speech; see predicament
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British Dictionary definitions for preachment

preachment

/ˈpriːtʃmənt/
noun
1.
the act of preaching
2.
a tedious or pompous sermon or discourse
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Word Origin and History for preachment
n.

late 14c., "a preaching;" earlier "an annoying or tedious speech" (c.1300); see preach (v.) + -ment. Related: Preachments.

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