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Latin praelectus.


prelect (third-person singular simple present prelects, present participle prelecting, simple past and past participle prelected)

  1. (intransitive) To discourse publicly; to lecture.
    • De Quincey
      Spitting [] was publicly prelected upon.
    • Bishop Horsley
      To prelect upon the military art.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for prelect in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)