prolocution

prolocution

(ˌprəʊləˈkjuːʃən)
n
1. (Rhetoric) an introductory remark or speech
2. (Rhetoric) obsolete the use of misleading language
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References in classic literature ?
"But," said he, "these are rather alarming prolocutions; and if there are in your story any little jostles to the law, I would beg you to bear in mind that I am a lawyer, and pass lightly."