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Word of the Day 10/10/18 Preamble

Preamble (noun)
preamble [pree-am-buh l, pree-am-]
(previously 04-18-13)

noun
1. an introductory statement; preface; introduction.
2. the introductory part of a statute, deed, or the like, stating the reasons and intent of what follows.
3. a preliminary or introductory fact or circumstance: His childhood in the slums was a preamble to a life of crime.
4. (initial capital letter) the introductory statement of the U.S. Constitution, setting forth the general principles of American government and beginning with the words, “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union. …”

Related forms
pre·am·bled, adjective

Related Words for preamble
preface, prelude

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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin praeambulum, noun use of neuter of Late Latin praeambulus walking before. See pre-, amble

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