Definitions for preambleˈpriˌæm bəl, priˈæm-
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a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)
make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document
A short preliminary statement or remark, especially an explanatory introduction to a formal document or statute.
Origin: From preambule (French: préambule), from praeambulum, from praeambulo
a introductory portion; an introduction or preface, as to a book, document, etc.; specifically, the introductory part of a statute, which states the reasons and intent of the law
to make a preamble to; to preface; to serve as a preamble
Origin: [LL. praeambulum, from L. praeambulus walking before, fr. praeambulare to walk before; prae before + ambulare to walk: cf. F. prambule. See Amble.]
A preamble is an introductory and expressionary statement in a document that explains the document's purpose and underlying philosophy. When applied to the opening paragraphs of a statute, it may recite historical facts pertinent to the subject of the statute. It is distinct from the long title or enacting formula of a law.
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