preconization, n.preconizer, n.
/pree"keuh nuyz'/, v.t., preconized, preconizing.
1. to proclaim or commend publicly.
2. to summon publicly.
3. Rom. Cath. Ch. (of the pope) to declare solemnly in consistory the appointment of (a new bishop or other high ecclesiastic).
Also, esp. Brit., preconise.
[1400-50; late ME < ML praeconizare to herald, announce, equiv. to L praecon- (s. of praeco) crier, herald + -izare -IZE]

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