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Meaning of PREAMBLE

Pronunciation:  'pree`ambul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)
  2. [v]  make a preamble
 

PREAMBLE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: document, introduce, introduction, papers, preface, premise, written document

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pre"am`ble\, n. [LL. praeambulum, from L. praeambulus
    walking before, fr. praeambulare to walk before; prae before
    + ambulare to walk: cf. F. pr['e]ambule. See {Amble}.]
    A introductory portion; an introduction or preface, as to a
    book, document, etc.; specifically, the introductory part of
    a statute, which states the reasons and intent of the law.
    
    
  2. \Pre"am`ble\, v. t. & i.
    To make a preamble to; to preface; to serve as a preamble.
    [R.] --Feltham. Milton.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: avant-propos, breakthrough, exordium, foreword, front matter, frontispiece, innovation, introduce, introduction, leap, overture, postulate, preface, prefix, prefixture, preliminary, prelude, premise, presupposition, proem, prolegomena, prolegomenon, prolepsis, prologize, prologue, protasis, verse, voluntary
 

 

 

 

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