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prior1

pri·or1

prior1

 
 
pronunciation:
praI r
phrases:
prior to
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being, existing, or occurring earlier in time or sequence; former; previous.
I remember meeting him on a prior occasion.A prior engagement kept her from attending the party.Prior experience had prepared him for this possibility.The suspect was found to have prior arrests.
 
synonyms:
antecedent, earlier, former, precedent, preceding, previous
antonyms:
after, subsequent
similar words:
anterior, elder, erstwhile, foregone, old, past, quondam, recent
definition 2: preceding in value or importance.
It was clear that they had prior interests.
similar words:
leading, precedent, preeminent, pressing
phrase: prior to