(Preach"man) n.; pl. Preachmen A preacher; so called in contempt. [Obs.] Howell.
(Preach"ment) n. A religious harangue; a sermon; used derogatively. Shak.
(Pre`ac*quaint") v. t. To acquaint previously or beforehand. Fielding.
(Pre`ac*quaint"ance) n. Previous acquaintance or knowledge. Harris.
(Pre*act") v. t. To act beforehand; to perform previously.
(Pre*ac"tion) n. Previous action.
(Pre`a*dam"ic) a. Prior to Adam.
(Pre*ad"am*ite) n. [Cf. F. préadamite.]
1. An inhabitant of the earth before Adam.
2. One who holds that men existed before Adam.
(Pre*ad`am*it"ic) a. Existing or occurring before Adam; preadamic; as, preadamitic periods.
(Pre`ad*just"ment) n. Previous adjustment.
(Pre`ad*min`is*tra"tion) n. Previous administration. Bp. Pearson.
(Pre`ad*mon"ish), v. t. To admonish previously.
(Pre*ad`mo*ni"tion) n. Previous warning or admonition; forewarning.
(Pre*ad`ver*tise") v. t. To advertise beforehand; to preannounce publicly.
(Pre"am`ble) n. [LL. praeambulum, from L. praeambulus walking before, fr. praeambulare
to walk before; prae before + ambulare to walk: cf. F. préambule. See Amble.] A introductory portion; an
introduction or preface, as to a book, document, etc.; specifically, the introductory part of a statute, which
states the reasons and intent of the law.