As in the case of other laws, let us have a preamble, relating to all this class of crime.
The first four books are described by Plato himself as the preface or preamble.
Let this be the preamble of our laws; the strain will follow.
"This preamble does not promise well," said Lady Kilgoff, with a cold smile.
So he waited with a hope-lit serenity the preamble to the arrival ...