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intr.v. pre·lect·ed, pre·lect·ing, pre·lects
To lecture or discourse in public.

[Latin praelegere, praelect- : prae-, pre- + legere, to read; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·lec′tion n.
pre·lec′tor n.
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He served as the chief prelector and organizer for the American Society for Clinical Pathology fall anatomic pathology slide seminar on lung tumors in 1991 and for an additional 20 regional meetings.
Assuming this reading actually did take place, and that it occurred during the Anglo-French negotiations of 1375, it offers a fine example of how a prelector could shape the meaning of a poem to suit a political occasion.