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  • late 14c., from Old French preface "opening part of sung devotions" (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin prefatia, from Latin praefationem (nominative praefatio) "fore-speaking, introduction," in Medieval Latin "prologue," noun of action from past participle stem of praefari "to say beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + fari "speak" (see fame (n.)).

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  • Preface A preface or proem is an introduction to a book or other literary work written by the work's author. An introductory essay written by a different person is a foreword and precedes an author's preface. The preface often closes with acknowledgments of those who assisted in the literary work.
  • Preface (disambiguation) Preface may refer to:Preface, an introduction to a book or other literary work written by the work's author. Preface (liturgy), portion of the Eucharistic Prayer that immediately precedes the Canon or central portion of the Eucharist

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