Definitions

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  • n. A minister in the Dutch Reformed Church, or allied denomination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A minister of the Dutch Protestant Church, especially in South Africa.

Etymologies

From South African Dutch predikant (Afrikaans predikant). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When I was a boy the predikant used to preach about Turkey.

    Greenmantle

  • He told me it was exactly what the predikant used to say that

    Greenmantle

  • "She (Nash) grabbed Rev Stofile by the collar and almost called him an inaccessible predikant (priest)."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • South African situation is that exactly because capital permits us to enter the city, to pass through the sacred portals of a white church, and set foot in the even more sacred sanctuary of madame's bedroom, but only as workers, capital thereby indicates to us daily that it is in fact our labour that makes the city to live, that gives voice to the predikant, the preacher and provides-the necessary conditions for procreation.

    The Historical Injustice

  • Dr Malan, the premier and former predikant, insisted that South Africa outlaw communism.

    Class & Colour in South Africa 1850-1950 - Chapter 25

  • Well, if you don't find a predikant soon we'll have to call him the name you're always giving to the servants.

    When the Lion Feeds

  • It was to this much respected and much reviled predikant a Pretorian high official said: "We were determined to let it drift to a rupture with England, for then our dream would be realised of a Republic reaching to Table Mountain"; but surely such a song and such a scene in the State's Model School was a thing of which no man dreamed!

    With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back

  • When the Bushmen arrived this predikant was one of the first to welcome them, and helped to hoist the British flag.

    With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back

  • So this interesting predikant hauled down the Union Jack, which his sons instantly tore to tatters, ran up the Boer flag, and drove De La Rey hither and thither in his own private carriage.

    With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back

  • This young predikant with more of prudence, and perchance more of honour, recollected next morning that though, as he had truly said, he had no more weapons in the house, he had a beautiful mauser carbine hidden in his garden.

    With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back

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  • A recurring term in Confessions of an ugly stepsister by Gregory Maguire. Citation on jeremiad.

    January 28, 2009