Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Existing beforehand; preceding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Existing previously; preceding existence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Existing previously.
  • adjective Preceding existence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective existing previously or before something
  • adjective existing previously or before something

Etymologies

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pre- +‎ existent

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