prelection

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From the stem of Latin praelēctiō (the act of reading aloud to others), from the perfect participle stem of praelegō (read something to others).

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prelection (plural prelections)

  1. A public lecture or reading, especially delivered at a college or university.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 80:
      ‘I'd like ter put ye in thar,’ replied Cheever, who had stolidly eyed him during this prelection.

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