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1. A preliminary statement, especially:
a. The introduction to a formal document that explains its purpose.
b. A statement accompanying a law or regulation specifying its purpose or reason for enactment.
2. An introductory occurrence or fact; a preliminary.
[Middle English, from Old French preambule, from Medieval Latin praeambulum, from neuter of Late Latin praeambulus, walking in front : Latin prae-, pre- + Latin ambulāre, to walk; see ambulate.]
pre·am′bu·lar′y (-byə-lĕr′ē) adj.
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1. a preliminary or introductory statement, esp attached to a statute or constitution setting forth its purpose
2. a preliminary or introductory conference, event, fact, etc
[C14: from Old French préambule, from Late Latin praeambulum walking before, from Latin prae- before + ambulāre to walk]
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pre•am•ble(ˈpriˌæm bəl, priˈæm-)
1. an introductory statement; preface.
2. the introductory part of a statute, deed, constitution, or other document, stating the intent of what follows.
3. a preliminary or introductory fact or circumstance.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin praeambulum, n. use of neuter of Late Latin praeambulus walking before. See pre-, amble]
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|Noun||1.||preamble - a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)|
introduction - the first section of a communication
|Verb||1.||preamble - make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document|
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noun introduction, prelude, preface, foreword, overture, opening move, proem, prolegomenon, exordium, opening statement or remarks the principles contained in the preamble to the Chinese constitution
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preamble[priːˈæmbl] N → preámbulo m
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preamble[priːˈæmbl] n → preambolo
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