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1. The act of preaching.
2. A tiresome or unwelcome moral lecture or discourse; tedious sermonizing.


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the act of preaching
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a tedious or pompous sermon or discourse


(ˈpritʃ mənt)

1. the act of preaching.
2. a sermon or discourse, esp. when obtrusive or tedious.
[1300–50; Middle English prechement < Old French preë(s)chement < Medieval Latin praedicāmentum speech; see predicament]
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Noun1.preachment - a sermon on a moral or religious topicpreachment - a sermon on a moral or religious topic
preaching, sermon, discourse - an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
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Think over Mother's preachment, act upon it if it seems good, and God bless you all.
I ain't crying 'cause Dora fell down cellar," said Davy, cutting short Anne's wellmeant preachment with increasing bitterness.
In a way, it was almost as immoral as the far-famed and notorious Message to Garcia, while in its pernicious preachment of thrift and content it ran Mr.
rapidly giving place to an apparatus known as the preachment.
Much Saxon remembered of that mad preachment, much she guessed and felt, and much had been beyond her experience and understanding.
Let that poor hand of hers lie gently on your hearts; for there may be something in its healing touch akin to that of the Great Master whose precepts you misconstrue, whose lessons you pervert, of whose charity and sympathy with all the world, not one among you in his daily practice knows as much as many of the worst among those fallen sinners, to whom you are liberal in nothing but the preachment of perdition!
don't torment me with your preachments now, unless you want to kill me outright.
Types of punitive punishment (Ta'zir): Penalty killing, Flogging, Confinement or prison, Westernization, Crucify, Preachment (Good advice), desertion, Reprimand, Threat, Libel (Defamation), Fine, and other disciplinary sanctions.
Not only does his preachment fly in the face of traditional heroic visions of the virtue and nobility of war, it also ignores the reality that in the absence of armed resistance Hitler, whom Charlie describes as "a madman in Berlin," Stalin, "a suicidal paranoid," Mussolini, "a manic buffoon in Rome," and "a group of obsessed generals in Tokyo" would keep right on coming.
But the idea that America could serve as refuge from an Old World apocalypse was not limited to the perhaps-apocryphal story of Higginson's final preachment.
Overall, although not all congregants heeded his message, Young's forceful preachment of his new anti-California doctrine--tirades, really--succeeded admirably.
Change programmes and management that are influenced by quantum preachment go beyond all these.