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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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don't torment me with your preachments now, unless you want to kill me outright.
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!
Originally published in 1862, Unto This Last took its place in a long line of anti-modernist British preachments dating back to William Wordsworth's preface to Lyrical Ballads and which also included Thomas Carlyle's Past and Present.
A journalist and fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, Kurlantzick explains that the advice and preachments of U.
Taking our cue from street theater, from college sporting events, from lash mobs, and from the preachments of Saul Alinsky, we hide our otherwise timid souls behind face paint and engage in acts of gooney exhibitionism the whole point of which is to get on cable TV.
Thus the Zeitgeist of western settlement was formed with all its preachments and supporting layers of euphoria.
They further contend that any assumption on the practicality of "human equality" articulated in national constitutions, human rights instruments, religious texts and preachments is delusionary.