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precis or précis (ˈpreɪsiː )



Word forms:   plural precis or précis  (ˈpreɪsiːz
  1. a summary of the essentials of a text; abstract



  1. (transitive) to make a precis of

Word Origin

C18: from French: precise

Example Sentences Including 'precis'

From some book of her own Miss Derwent, the English mistress, had given the form a lengthy paragraph for precis work.
Brent-Dyer, Elinor Challenge for the Chalet School


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