Definitions for: Preamble

[n] a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)
[v] make a preamble

Webster (1913) Definition: Pre"am`ble, n. [LL. praeambulum, from L. praeambulus
walking before, fr. praeambulare to walk before; prae before
+ ambulare to walk: cf. F. pr['e]ambule. See Amble.]
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.

Pre"am`ble, v. t. & i.
To make a preamble to; to preface; to serve as a preamble.
[R.] --Feltham. Milton.

See Also: document, introduce, introduction, papers, preface, premise, written document

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