Definition of Prefatory

1. Adjective. Serving as an introduction or preface.

Exact synonyms: Introductory, Prefatorial
Similar to: Preceding
Derivative terms: Introduce, Preface



Definition of Prefatory

1. a. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a preface; introductory to a book, essay, or discourse; as, prefatory remarks.

Definition of Prefatory

1. Adjective. introductory, preliminary, serving as a prelude or preface. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prefatory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prefatory

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prefacers
prefaces
prefacing
prefactor
prefactors
prefade
prefaded
prefades
prefading
prefard
prefascist
prefatigued
prefatorial
prefatorily
prefatory (current term)
prefect
prefectorial
prefects
prefectship
prefectships
prefectural
prefecture
prefectures
prefecundation
prefeminism
prefeminist
prefer
preferabilities
preferability

Literary usage of Prefatory

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1. The Federalist, on the New Constitution by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1857)
"prefatory REMARKS. THE present edition of the Federalist contains all the numbers of that work as revised by their authors; and it is the only one to which ..."

2. Book-auction Recordsby Frank Karslake by Frank Karslake (1906)
"prefatory NOTES In attempting to add some prefatory notes to the present ... Similarly, in the prefatory Notes to Volume 2 all my best words appear to have ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"The poem is a combination of allegory and romance; ' and in this prefatory letter to Raleigh the poet himself explains the plan of the work and iU main ..."

4. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de ( Cervantes Saavedra, Henry Edward Watts (1888)
"NOTE TO THE prefatory VERSES, /"T*SHE prefatory Verses affixed to Don Quixote, in burlesque _|_ imitation of the commendatory sonnets with which it was the ..."

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