preachment
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act or practice of preaching 2. sermon, exhortation; specifically a tedious or unwelcome one

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  • Preachment — Preach ment, n. A religious harangue; a sermon; used derogatively. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preachment — [prēch′mənt] n. [ME prechement < OFr < LL praedicamentum: see PREDICAMENT] a preaching or sermon, esp. a long, tiresome one …   English World dictionary

  • preachment — /preech meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of preaching. 2. a sermon or other discourse, esp. when obtrusive or tedious. [1300 50; ME prechement < OF preë(s)chement < ML praedicamentum speech; see PREDICAMENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • preachment — noun An instance of preaching; a sermon or homily …   Wiktionary

  • preachment — prɪːtʃmÉ™nt n. tedious speech about religious or moral issues, long sermon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preachment — noun dogmatic instruction and exhortation …   English new terms dictionary

  • preachment — preach·ment …   English syllables

  • preachment — preach•ment [[t]ˈpritʃ mənt[/t]] n. 1) the act of preaching 2) a sermon or discourse, esp. when obtrusive or tedious • Etymology: 1300–50; ME prechement < OF preë(s) chement < ML praedicāmentum speech; see predicament …   From formal English to slang

  • preachment — /ˈpritʃmənt/ (say preechmuhnt) noun 1. the act of preaching. 2. a sermon or other discourse, especially when obtrusive or tedious …   Australian English dictionary

  • preachment — n. usu. derog. preaching, sermonizing …   Useful english dictionary

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