Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Existing previously.
  • adj. Preceding existence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Existing previously; preceding existence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Existing beforehand; preceding.

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

  • adj. existing previously or before something
  • adj. existing previously or before something

Etymologies

pre- +‎ existent (Wiktionary)

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