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- adj. antecedent; coming earlier in time
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Antecedent; preceding in time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Antecedent; having priority in time.
Conviction of sin is another effect of the preaching of the word antecedaneous unto real conversion to God.
I call it their own ability, in opposition to all outward aids and assistances from others, or an antecedaneous prescription of a form of words unto themselves.
Some of these make the decree of election to be “antecedaneous to the death of Christ” (as themselves absurdly speak), or the decree of the death of Christ: then frame a twofold election;  — one, of some to be the sons; the other, of the rest to be servants.
Others  make a general conditionate decree of redemption to be antecedaneous to election; which they assert to be the first discriminating purpose concerning the sons of men, and to depend on the alone good pleasure of God.
Now, that God should require their repentance as an antecedaneous, previous qualification to his receiving them into covenant, and yet in the covenant undertake to give them that repentance, as he doth in promising them to take away their hearts of stone and give them new hearts of flesh, is a direct contradiction, fit only for a part of that divinity which is in the whole an express contradiction to the word and mind of God.