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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of preaching or a preacher.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. affirmative; positive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Affirmative; positive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to preaching; involving preaching.
  • Affirmative; of the nature of a predicate: as, a predicatory statement.

Etymologies

Late Latin praedicātōrius, praising, from Latin praedicātor, one who makes known, from praedicāre, to proclaim; see preach.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Compare Latin praedicatorius praising. (Wiktionary)

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