Prefatory meaning

prĕf'ə-tôr'ē
Of, relating to, or constituting a preface; introductory.
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Of, like, or serving as a preface; introductory.
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Introductory, preliminary, serving as a prelude or preface.
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Origin of prefatory

  • From Latin praefātus past participle of praefārī to say before preface
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 1670s, from Medieval Latin *praefator +"Ž -ory (“agent"), from Medieval Latin prefatia (whence preface), for classical Latin praefatio (“a saying beforehand") - see preface for details.
    From Wiktionary
  • Note that this is borrowed from Latin, not derived in English from preface, as in occasional misspelling *prefecatory.
    From Wiktionary