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prefatory

[pref-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈprɛf əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a preface:
prefatory explanations.
Also, prefatorial.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin praefāt() preface + -ory1
Related forms
prefatorily, adverb
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prefatory

/ˈprɛfətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
of, involving, or serving as a preface; introductory
Derived Forms
prefatorily, prefatorially, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin praefārī to say in advance; see preface
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