Those are considered preliminary, and formal charges could differ, said Michael J. Allen, the district attorney who represents the area.
代表该地区的地区检察官迈克尔·J·艾伦 (Michael J. Allen) 说，这些被认为是初步的，正式指控可能会有所不同。
The motive for the shooting is still under investigation, but authorities say the suspect faces preliminary charges of murder and hate crime charges.
“There is preliminary information that contests that,” he said.
denoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important; designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding
Preliminary means something that comes before something else. If you want to run in the race, you have to place in the top third of the preliminary round. It can also mean "early" — the preliminary results are in, and you’ve won!
Preliminary is often used euphemistically, as in, "There are a few preliminaries we’ll need to take care of before you start your new job. First, sign over all your worldly goods to the company, then write a letter to your family explaining that you will never see them again. All set?"
Judge Willmore said he was prepared to offer a preliminary conclusion: He would allow some of Dr. Strayer’s testimony.
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The preliminary bouts were a blur of bodies and punches for Alfred, but he jumped up every time Henry and Jelly did.
—The Contender by Robert Lipsyte
Still, Crick got enough of a sense of Franklin’s preliminary thoughts to hurry back to Cambridge and begin building a model.
—The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
preliminary (adj.)"preceding and leading up to something more important," 1660s, from French préliminaire and directly from Medieval Latin praeliminaris, from Latin prae "before" (see pre-) + limen (genitive liminis) "threshold" (see limit (n.)). A word that arose in reference to painstaking diplomatic negotiations to end the Thirty Years’ War. Earliest attested form in English is preliminaries (n.) "things which lead up to or introduce following matter or events," 1650s.Related entries & more
preliminary (adj.)“先于和导致更重要的事情”，1660 年代，来自法语 préliminaire，直接来自中世纪拉丁语 praeliminaris，来自拉丁语 prae“之前”（见 pre-）+ limen（属格 liminis）“阈值”（见限制（名词））。这个词是指为结束三十年战争而进行的艰苦的外交谈判。最早的英文证明形式是 preliminaries (n.) “things which lead up or introduce following matter or events,” 1650s.Related entries & more
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