I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

VI. TIME

2. RELATIVE TIME; Time with reference to succession

Priority.

[Antonyms: posteriority.]

[Nouns] priority, antecedence, anteriority, precedence, pre-existence; precession [more]; precursor [more]; the past [more]; premises.

[Verbs] precede, come before; forerun; go before (lead) [more]; preexist; dawn; presage [more]; herald, usher in.

be beforehand (be early) [more]; steal a march upon, anticipate, forestall; have the start, gain the start.

[Adjectives] prior, previous; preceding, precedent; anterior, antecedent; pre-existing, pre-existent; former, foregoing; before-mentioned, above-mentioned; aforesaid, said; introductory (precursory) [more].

[Adverbs] before, prior to; earlier; previously; afore, aforehand, beforehand, ere, theretofore, erewhile; ere then, ere now, before then, before now; erewhile, already, yet, beforehand; on the eve of.

[Phrases] prior tempore prior jure.

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