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Lewis : praedicatio

praedicatio, praedĭcātĭo, ōnis, f. id.. A public proclaiming, a proclamation, publication (class.) of the praeco, luctuosa et acerba praedicatio, Cic. Agr. 2, 18, 48: mandata praedicatio, App. M. 6, p. 176, 10: praedicatio societatis, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 61, § 140.

Hence, an assertion: decem praedicationes, Mart. Cap. 4, § 383.

A praising, praise, commendation (class.): praedicatio tua, Plaut. Mil. 4, 6, 22; Cic. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 14, § 41: grata, Plin. Ep. 9, 9, 3; Plin. 20, 10, 42, § 109; Liv. 4, 49, 10: vana, Flor. 4, 2, 63; cf. Plin. 35, 3, 5, § 15.

A prediction, prophecy, soothsaying, Lact. 4, 21, 2; Sulp. Sev. Chron. 1, 36, 3.

(Eccl. Lat.) Preaching: stultitia praedicationis, Vulg. 1 Cor. 1, 21; id. Tit. 1, 3.