Pre*con`i*za"tion (?), n. [L. praeconium a crying out in public, fr. praeco, -onis, a crier, a herald: cf. F. pr'econisation.]

1.

A publishing by proclamation; a public proclamation.

Bp. Hall.

2. Eccl.

A formal approbation by the pope of a person nominated to an ecclesiastical dignity.

Addis & Arnold.

 

© Webster 1913.

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