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Definition of Prior

Prior

  1. First, precedent, or superior in the order of cognition, reason or generality, origin, development, rank, etc.
  2. Preceding in the order of time; former; antecedent; anterior; previous; as, a prior discovery; prior obligation; -- used elliptically in cases like the following: he lived alone [in the time] prior to his marriage.
  3. The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity.
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Prior Translations

prior in Danish is forbigangen
prior in Dutch is voorafgaand, verleden, voorgaand
prior in Italian is ancor prima
prior in Latin is praepositus prepositus, prepositus, prior
prior in Portuguese is previamente
prior in Spanish is anterior, pasada
prior in Swedish is tidigare