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- adj. Occurring or happening before the existence of time.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Situated in front of the temporal bone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Preceding time; antemundane.
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We must remember not only that heretical distinctions had been made, but that Christ is the name of the Son in pretemporal relation to the world (see p. lxvii.), as well as in the world.
Verse 1 stands apart as revealing the pretemporal and essential nature of the Word.
As creatures we are necessarily in time, and speculation about pretemporal or extratemporal reality is useless speculation.
The theory of pre-existence and the pretemporal fall of each soul was the basis of Origen’s theodicy.