I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

I [Verbs] ORDER

2. CONSECUTIVE ORDER
Precursor.

[Antonyms: sequel.]

[Nouns] precursor, antecedent, precedent, predecessor; forerunner, vancourier, avant-coureur, pioneer, prodrome, prodromos, prodromus, outrider; leader, bellwether; herald, harbinger; foreboding; dawn; avant-courier, avant-garde, bellmare, forelooper, foreloper, stalking-horse, voorlooper, voortrekker.

prelude, preamble, preface, prologue, foreword, avant-propos, protasis, proemium, prolusion, proem, prolepsis, prolegomena, prefix, introduction; heading, frontispiece, groundwork; preparation [more]; overture, exordium, symphony; premises.

prefigurement [more]; omen [more].

[Adjectives] precursory; prelusive, prelusory, preludious; proemial, introductory, prefatory, prodromous, inaugural, preliminary; precedent (prior) [more].

[Phrases] "a precedent embalms a principle" [Disraeli].

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