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Preface

Pref´ace
n.1.Something spoken as introductory to a discourse, or written as introductory to a book or essay; a proem; an introduction, or series of preliminary remarks.
Heaven's high behest no preface needs.
- Milton.
2.(R. C. Ch.) The prelude or introduction to the canon of the Mass.
Proper preface
(Ch. of Eng. & Prot. Epis. Ch.) a portion of the communion service, preceding the prayer of consecration, appointed for certain seasons.
v. t.1.To introduce by a preface; to give a preface to; as, to preface a book discourse.
[imp. & p. p. Prefaced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prefacing.]
v. i.1.To make a preface.
Noun1.preface - a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
Synonyms: foreword, prolusion
Verb1.preface - furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
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