Pregustation
Pregustation Pre`gus*ta"tion, n. The act of tasting beforehand; foretaste. [R.] --Dr. Walker (1678). [1913 Webster]

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  • pregustation — noun Etymology: Latin praegustatus (past participle of praegustare to taste beforehand, from prae pre + gustare to taste) + English ion more at choose obsolete : a tasting in advance : foretaste …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anticipation — An*tic i*pa tion, n. [L. anticipatio: cf. F. anticipation.] 1. The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order. [1913 Webster] So shall my anticipation prevent your… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salver — Sal ver, n. [Sp. salva pregustation, the tasting of viands before they are served, salver, fr. salvar to save, to taste, to prove the food or drink of nobles, from L. salvare to save. See {Save}.] A tray or waiter on which anything is presented.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sacristan — A sacristan is an officer who is charged with the care of the sacristy, the church, and their contents. In ancient times many duties of the sacristan were performed by the doorkeepers (ostiarii), later by the mansionarii and the treasurers. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Sacristan — • An officer who is charged with the care of the sacristy, the church, and their contents. In ancient times many duties of the sacristan were performed by the doorkeepers (ostiarii), later by the mansionarii and the treasurers Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • pregustaţie — PREGUSTÁŢIE s.f. (Rar) Pregustare. [gen. iei. / < fr. prégustation]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

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