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Definition of harbinger:

  1. A forerunner; a precursor; a messenger.
  2. One who provides lodgings; especially, the officer of the English royal household who formerly preceded the court when traveling, to provide and prepare lodgings.
  3. To usher in; to be a harbinger of.


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