Origin of prelect; from Classical Latin praelectus, past participle of praelegere, to read before, lecture: see pre- and amp; lecture
intransitive verbpre·lect·ed, pre·lect·ing, pre·lects
Origin of prelectLatin praelegere, praelect- : prae-, pre- + legere, to read; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present prelects, present participle prelecting, simple past and past participle prelected)
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