Definitions for preambleˈpriˌæm bəl, priˈæm-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•am•bleˈpriˌæm bəl, priˈæm-(n.)

  1. an introductory statement; preface.

  2. the introductory part of a statute, deed, constitution, or other document, stating the intent of what follows.

    Category: Government

  3. a preliminary or introductory fact or circumstance.

Origin of preamble:

1350–1400; ME < ML praeambulum, n. use of neut. of LL praeambulus walking before. See pre -, amble

pre′am`bled(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. preamble(verb)

    a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)

  2. preamble(verb)

    make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document

Wiktionary

  1. preamble(Noun)

    A short preliminary statement or remark, especially an explanatory introduction to a formal document or statute.

  2. Origin: From preambule (French: préambule), from praeambulum, from praeambulo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preamble(noun)

    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

  2. Preamble

    to make a preamble to; to preface; to serve as a preamble

Freebase

  1. Preamble

    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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