verb transitiveWord forms: ˈprecoˌnized or ˈprecoˌnizing
2. to approve and announce the name of (a new bishop) publiclysaid of the Pope
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Word origin of 'preconize'
< ML praeconizare
< L praeco
), public crier (prob. contr. < praedicator
, proclaimer: see preacher
) + LL -izare