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(Prompt"-book`) n. The book used by a prompter of a theater.

(Prompt"er) n.

1. One who, or that which, prompts; one who admonishes or incites to action.

2. One who reminds another, as an actor or an orator, of the words to be spoken next; specifically, one employed for this purpose in a theater.

(Prompt"i*tude) n. [F., fr. L. promptitudo. See Prompt, a.] The quality of being prompt; quickness of decision and action when occasion demands; alacrity; as, promptitude in obedience.

Men of action, of promptitude, and of courage.
I. Taylor.

(Prompt"ly), adv. In a prompt manner.

(Prompt"ness), n.

1. Promptitude; readiness; quickness of decision or action.

2. Cheerful willingness; alacrity.

(Prompt"-note`) n. (Com.) A memorandum of a sale, and time when payment is due, given to the purchaser at a sale of goods.

(Promp"tu*a*ry) a. Of or pertaining to preparation. [R.] Bacon.

(Promp"tu*a*ry), n. [L. promptuarium, fr. promptuarius belonging to distribution, distributing: cf, F. promptuaire. See Prompt, a.] That from which supplies are drawn; a storehouse; a magazine; a repository. Woodward.

(Promp"ture) n. [See Prompt, a.] Suggestion; incitement; prompting. [R.] Shak. Coleridge.

(Pro*mul"gate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Promulgated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Promulgating.] [L. promulgatus, p. p. of promulgare to promulgate; of unknown origin. Cf. Promulge.] To make known by open declaration, as laws, decrees, or tidings; to publish; as, to promulgate the secrets of a council.

Syn. — To publish; declare; proclaim. See Announce.

(Pro`mul*ga"tion) n. [L. promulgatio: cf. F. promulgation.] The act of promulgating; publication; open declaration; as, the promulgation of the gospel. South.

(Pro"mul*ga`tor) n. [L.] One who promulgates or publishes. Dr. H. More.

(Pro*mulge") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Promulged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Promulging ] [Cf. F. promulguer. See Promulgate.] To promulgate; to publish or teach. Blackstone.

Extraordinary doctrines these for the age in which they were promulged.

(Pro*mul"ger) n. One who promulges or publishes what was before unknown. Atterbury.

(||Pro*mus"cis) n. [L., corruption of proboscis.] (Zoöl.) The proboscis of hemipterous insects. See Illust. under Hemiptera.

(||Pro*na"os) n. [L., fr. Gr. before + temple.] (Arch.) The porch or vestibule of a temple.

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