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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)
References in classic literature ?
Much Saxon remembered of that mad preachment, much she guessed and felt, and much had been beyond her experience and understanding.
I ain't crying 'cause Dora fell down cellar," said Davy, cutting short Anne's wellmeant preachment with increasing bitterness.
Think over Mother's preachment, act upon it if it seems good, and God bless you all.
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!
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.
don't torment me with your preachments now, unless you want to kill me outright.
It is a fact, that Pakistani sad preachment has been caused directly by its neighbor India wanting a free say in controlling Jammu Kashmir, committing genocides as freely as jungle beasts.
Damascus, SANA -- Foreign and Expatriates Ministry affirmed on Tuesday that the Syrian people, who have struggled, for more than 5 years, against terrorism, are the only ones who have the right of self-determination, adding "the Syrian people don't need the preachment of Ban Ki-Moon who has withdrawn a report that condemns Saudi Arabia in return for some dollars.
He accuses Perl of "twisting the entire theme of the story" by giving it "social and political preachment.
How can I have such preachment about the achievement of girls through education and then girls who are actually in a risky environment are kidnapped and I just ignore their pain?
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.