præcursor

See also: praecursor

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præcursor (plural præcursors)

  1. Obsolete form of precursor.
    • 1788, Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, volume XII, chapter LXIX, pages 243-244:
      In an age leſs ripe for reformation, the præcurſor of Zuinglius was heard with applauſe : a brace and ſimple people imbibed and long retained the colour of his opinion; and his art, or merit, ſeduced the biſhop of Conſtance, and even the pope’s legate, who forgot, for his ſake, the intereſt of their maſter and their order.
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