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preconize

[pree-kuh-nahyz] /ˈpri kəˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), preconized, preconizing.
1.
to proclaim or commend publicly.
2.
to summon publicly.
3.
Roman Catholic Church. (of the pope) to declare solemnly in consistory the appointment of (a new bishop or other high ecclesiastic).
Also, especially British, preconise.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin praecōnizāre to herald, announce, equivalent to Latin praecōn- (stem of praecō) crier, herald + -izāre -ize
Related forms
preconization, noun
preconizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for preconise

preconize

/ˈpriːkəˌnaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to announce or commend publicly
2.
to summon publicly
3.
(of the pope) to approve the appointment of (a nominee) to one of the higher dignities in the Roman Catholic Church
Derived Forms
preconization, preconisation, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin praecōnīzāre to make an announcement, from Latin praecō herald
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