2. To doom by previous decree; to foredoom.

(Pre`de*ter"mine), v. i. To determine beforehand.

(Pre"di*al) a. [L. praedium a farm, estate: cf. F. prédial.]

1. Consisting of land or farms; landed; as, predial estate; that is, real estate. Ayliffe.

2. Attached to land or farms; as, predial slaves.

3. Issuing or derived from land; as, predial tithes.

(Pre*di`as*tol"ic) a. (Physiol.) Preceding the diastole of the heart; as, a prediastolic friction sound.

(Pred`i*ca*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being predicable, or affirmable of something, or attributed to something. Reid.

(Pred"i*ca*ble) a. [Cf. F. prédicable, L. praedicabilis praiseworthy. See Predicate.] Capable of being predicated or affirmed of something; affirmable; attributable.

(Pred"i*ca*ble), n.

1. Anything affirmable of another; especially, a general attribute or notion as affirmable of, or applicable to, many individuals.

2. (Logic) One of the five most general relations of attributes involved in logical arrangements, namely, genus, species, difference, property, and accident.

(Pre*dic"a*ment) n. [Cf. F. prédicament, L. praedicamentum. See Predicate.]

1. A class or kind described by any definite marks; hence, condition; particular situation or state; especially, an unfortunate or trying position or condition. "O woeful sympathy; piteous predicament!" Shak.

2. (Logic) See Category.

Syn. — Category; condition; state; plight.

(Pre*dic`a*men"tal) a. Of or pertaining to a predicament. John Hall

(Pred"i*cant) a. [L. praedicans, -antis, p. pr. of praedicare. See Predicate.] Predicating; affirming; declaring; proclaiming; hence; preaching. "The Roman predicant orders." N. Brit. Rev.

(Pred"i*cant), n. One who predicates, affirms, or proclaims; specifically, a preaching friar; a Dominican.

(Pred"i*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Predicated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Predicating.] [L. praedicatus, p. p. of praedicare to cry in public, to proclaim. See Preach.]

1. To assert to belong to something; to affirm (one thing of another); as, to predicate whiteness of snow.

2. To found; to base. [U.S.]

Predicate is sometimes used in the United States for found or base; as, to predicate an argument on certain principles; to predicate a statement on information received. Predicate is a term in logic, and used only in a single case, namely, when we affirm one thing of another. "Similitude is not predicated of essences or substances, but of figures and qualities only." Cudworth.

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