Exordial
Exordial Ex*or"di*al ([e^]gz*[^o]r"d[i^]*al), a. Pertaining to the exordium of a discourse: introductory. [1913 Webster]

The exordial paragraph of the second epistle. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • exordial — index preliminary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • exordial — |z| adj. 2 g. Do exórdio ou a ele relativo. = INICIAL …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • exordial — adjective see exordium …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exordial — See exordium. * * * …   Universalium

  • exordial — adjective of or relating to an exordium, beginning or introduction …   Wiktionary

  • exordial — adj. (Rhetoric) introductory part of a speech or sermon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exordial — ex·or·di·al …   English syllables

  • exordial — (ˈ)eg|zȯ(r)dēəl, (ˈ)ek|sȯ adjective Etymology: exordium + al : relating to an exordium : introductory …   Useful english dictionary

  • exordium — exordial, adj. /ig zawr dee euhm, ik sawr /, n., pl. exordiums, exordia / dee euh/. 1. the beginning of anything. 2. the introductory part of an oration, treatise, etc. [1525 35; < L exordium, equiv. to ex EX 1 + ord(iri) to begin + …   Universalium

  • exordium — noun (plural diums or exordia) Etymology: Latin, from exordiri to begin, from ex + ordiri to begin more at order Date: 1577 a beginning or introduction especially to a discourse or composition • exordial adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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