Variant of preconize
- to proclaim or extol in public
- to approve and announce the name of (a new bishop) publicly: said of the Pope
Origin: Middle English preconisen from Midieval Latin praeconizare from Classical Latin praeco (gen. praeconis), public crier (prob. contr. from praedicator, proclaimer: see preacher) plush Late Latin -izare, -ize
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.