from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Former.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Former, late; formerly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Former; previous; of times gone by.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Former; late; ex-: applied to a person with reference to an office or a position which he no longer occupies.
French : ci, here + devant, before.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French ci-devant. (Wiktionary)