Preface

Definition of Preface

Pref´ace
n.1.Something spoken as introductory to a discourse, or written as introductory to a book or essay; a proem; an introduction, or series of preliminary remarks.
This superficial tale
Is but a preface of her worthy praise.
- Shak.
Heaven's high behest no preface needs.
- Milton.
2.(R. C. Ch.) The prelude or introduction to the canon of the Mass.
Proper preface
(Ch. of Eng. & Prot. Epis. Ch.) a portion of the communion service, preceding the prayer of consecration, appointed for certain seasons.
v. t.1.To introduce by a preface; to give a preface to; as, to preface a book discourse.
[imp. & p. p. Prefaced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prefacing.]
v. i.1.To make a preface.

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