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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Preach \Preach\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Preached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preaching}.] [OE. prechen, OF. preechier, F. pr[^e]cher, fr. L. praedicare to cry in public, to proclaim; prae before + dicare to make known, dicere to say; or perhaps from (assumed) LL. praedictare. See {Diction}, and cf. {Predicate}, {Predict}.]

1. To proclaim or publish tidings; specifically, to proclaim the gospel; to discourse publicly on a religious subject, or from a text of Scripture; to deliver a sermon.

How shall they preach, except they be sent? --Rom. x. 15.

From that time Jesus began to preach. --Matt. iv. 17.

2. To give serious advice on morals or religion; to discourse in the manner of a preacher.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Preaching \Preach"ing\ (pr[=e]ch"[i^]ng), noun The act of delivering a religious discourse; the art of sermonizing; also, a sermon; a public religious discourse; serious, earnest advice. --Milner.

{Preaching cross}, a cross, sometimes surmounting a pulpit, erected out of doors to designate a preaching place.

{Preaching friars}. See {Dominican}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service) [syn: {sermon}, {discourse}, {preaching}]

2: a moralistic rebuke; "your preaching is wasted on him" [syn: {sermon}, {preaching}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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