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Proper preface definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Preface Pref"ace (?; 48), n. [F. pr['e]face; cf. Sp. prefacio, prefacion, It. prefazio, prefazione; all fr. L. praefatio, fr. praefari to speak or say beforehand; prae before + fari, fatus, to speak. See Fate.] 1. Something spoken as introductory to a discourse, or written as introductory to a book or essay; a proem; an introduction, or series of preliminary remarks. This superficial tale Is but a preface of her worthy praise. --Shak. Heaven's high behest no preface needs. --Milton. 2. (R. C. Ch.) The prelude or introduction to the canon of the Mass. --Addis & Arnold. Proper preface (Ch. of Eng. & Prot. Epis. Ch.), a portion of the communion service, preceding the prayer of consecration, appointed for certain seasons. Syn: Introduction; preliminary; preamble; proem; prelude; prologue.



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