Pre"am`ble (?), n. [LL. praeambulum, from L. praeambulus walking before, fr. praeambulare to walk before; prae before + ambulare to walk: cf. F. pr'eambule. See Amble.]

A introductory portion; an introduction or preface, as to a book, document, etc.; specifically, the introductory part of a statute, which states the reasons and intent of the law.

 

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Pre"am`ble, v. t. & i.

To make a preamble to; to preface; to serve as a preamble.

[R.]

Feltham. Milton.

 

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