from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to an exordium; introductory; initial.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Pertaining to the exordium of a discourse: introductory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective of or relating to an
exordium, beginningor introduction
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But the greatest underweening of this life is to undervalue that, unto which this is but exordial or a passage leading unto it.
This interpretation will justify or palliate the exordial dialogue.
If the exordial verses of Homer be compared with the rest of the poem, they will not appear remarkable for plainness or simplicity, but rather eminently adorned and illuminated: