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- v. To proclaim in public; especially (of the Pope) to announce the appointment of a bishop
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To approve by preconization.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To summon publicly; call upon as by a public crier.
- Specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, to confirm publicly or officially, as an ecclesiastical appointment: a prerogative of the Pope. See preconization, 2.
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