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prior


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prior  \Pri"or\,  a. 
  First  precedent,  or  superior  in  the  order  of  cognition, 
  reason  or  generality,  origin,  development,  rank,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prior  \Pri"or\,  a.  [L.  prior  former,  previous,  better,  superior; 
  compar.  corresponding  to  primus  first  and  pro  for  See 
  {Former},  and  cf  {Prime},  a.,  and  {Pre-},  {Pro-}.] 
  Preceding  in  the  order  of  time;  former;  antecedent;  anterior; 
  previous;  as  a  prior  discovery;  prior  obligation;  --  used 
  elliptically  in  cases  like  the  following:  he  lived  alone  [in 
  the  time]  prior  to  his  marriage. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prior  \Pri"or\,  n.  [OE.  priour,  OF  priour,  prior,  priur,  F. 
  prieur,  from  L.  prior  former,  superior.  See  {Prior},  a.] 
  (Eccl.) 
  The  superior  of  a  priory,  and  next  below  an  abbot  in  dignity. 
 
  {Conventical},  or  {Conventual},  {prior},  a  prior  who  is  at 
  the  head  of  his  own  house.  See  the  Note  under  {Priory}. 
 
  {Claustral  prior},  an  official  next  in  rank  to  the  abbot  in  a 
  monastery;  prior  of  the  cloisters. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prior 
  adj  :  earlier  in  time  [syn:  {anterior},  {prior(a)}] 
  n  :  the  head  of  a  religious  order  in  an  abbey  the  prior  is  next 
  below  the  abbot 




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