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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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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.
It has been largely superseded by a more complex electrical device worn upon another part of the person; and this is rapidly giving place to an apparatus known as the preachment.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.
My preachment to my libertarian friends is not to rest at any arguments, commitments, or ways of life just because they seemed cool to a 14-year-old boy.
Preachment was one of his greatest gifts, powerful and with a spirit of righteousness from an impersonal source.
It is not a sermon or a preachment, but a simple record of war in its most intimate close-ups--and its simplicity and lack of adornment make it all the more gripping.' (12) Similarly, Remarque's epigraph, which is re-created at the film's opening, presents the story as an impartial observation of the impact of the war on a group of young German men, without a clear political agenda; 'The book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure...
Art does teach us, but not by explicit preachment. As John Dewey once put it, art teaches as friends and life teach--not by preaching but simply by being.
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.