Definition for PRE-LIM'IN-A-RY

PRE-LIM'IN-A-RY, a. [Fr. preliminaire; It. preliminare, Sp. preliminar; L. præ, before, and limen, threshhold or limit.]

Introductory; previous; proemial; that precedes the main discourse or business; as, preliminary observations to a discourse or book; preliminary articles to a treaty; preliminary measures.

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