Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A publishing by proclamation; a public proclamation.
  • n. A formal approbation by the pope of a person nominated to an ecclesiastical dignity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A publishing by proclamation; a public proclamation.
  • n. A formal approbation by the pope of a person nominated to an ecclesiastical dignity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A public proclamation or summons.
  • n. Specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, the public confirmation by the Pope of the decision of the College of Cardinals to appoint a given ecclesiastic to a specified church dignity.

Etymologies

Latin praeconium a crying out in public, from praeco, -onis, a crier, a herald: compare French préconisation. (Wiktionary)

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