verb (used with object), pre·co·nized, pre·co·niz·ing.
to proclaim or commend publicly.
Roman Catholic Church. (of the pope) to declare solemnly in consistory the appointment of (a new bishop or other high ecclesiastic).
Also, especially British, pre·co·nise.
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English Related forms
< Medieval Latin praecōnizāre
to herald, announce, equivalent to Latin praecōn-
(stem of praecō
) crier, herald + -izāre -ize
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