predicatory

pred·i·ca·to·ry

 (prĕd′ĭ-kə-tôr′ē)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of preaching or a preacher.

[Late Latin praedicātōrius, praising, from Latin praedicātor, one who makes known, from praedicāre, to proclaim; see preach.]
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predicatory

(ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪtərɪ; ˌprɛdɪˈkeɪtərɪ)
adj
of, relating to, or characteristic of preaching or a preacher
[C17: from Late Latin praedicātōrius, from praedicāre to proclaim]
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pred•i•ca•to•ry

(ˈprɛd ɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj.
of or pertaining to preaching.
[1605–15; < Latin praedicātōrius prophetic]
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