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  • adjective obsolete, rare Preliminary; previous.

Etymologies

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From Middle French preallable ( > modern préalable), from prealler ("to precede").

Examples

  • And it was not to bee modelled or directed by the paterne of regular and remisse16 friendship, wherein so many precautions of a long and preallable conversation17 are required.

    Of Friendship.

  • [Footnote: Slight, languid.] friendship, wherein so many precautions of a long and preallable conversation [Footnote: Preceding intercourse.] are required.

    Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German and Italian

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  • Previous; preliminary; preceding. (from Phrontistery)

    May 25, 2008