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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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