predicator

predicator

[pred-i-key-ter]
noun Grammar.
the verbal element of a clause or sentence.

Origin:
1425–75 for an earlier sense; late Middle English: preacher < Latin praedicātor publicizer; see predicate, -tor

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predicator (ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪtə)
 
n
(in systemic grammar) the part of a sentence or clause containing the verbal group; one of the four or five major components into which clauses can be divided, the others being subject, object, adjunct, and (in some versions of the grammar) complement

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