Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where any preparation is made; a church vestry or sacristy.

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Examples

  • Pre232 paratory to leaving the kitchen, he delivered an ultimatum -- the ultimatum of a man who, though usually inarticulate, had a certain shrewdness.

    Sleeping Murder

  • Baemoin of his life, v 118-156. his letters to his father, requesting pre - paratory books for the holy sacrameiic,

    Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century; comprizing biographical memoirs of William Bowyer, printer, F. S. A.

  • On this paflage it is an obvious remark, that, in their repre* fentatioos of the confequences of this event, the Englifli and the Roman hiftorian materially differ; the former representing the happinefs of the Roman people as much greater in the gol - den days * of the kings/than under the confuls; the latter de - scribing the period of the regal government as a courfe of pre - paratory difcipline, necefiary to train up the ftate for enjoying the full harveft of liberty.

    The Monthly Review

  • Confiding in thefe promifes, the, plaintiff had ex* pended upwards of ten pounds in cloaths and other articles, pre. paratory to ber marriage, whici} was agreed to be folemnized on the 4th of May laft.

    Sporting Magazine

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