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[an-tuh-seed] /ˌæn təˈsid/
verb (used with object), anteceded, anteceding.
to go before, in time, order, rank, etc.; precede:
Shakespeare antecedes Milton.
Origin of antecede
First recorded in 1615-25, antecede is from the Latin word antecēdere to go before, precede, excel, surpass. See ante-, cede Unabridged
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  • We know of a certainty, however, that the patron saints of individuals did not antecede those of the Church itself.

British Dictionary definitions for antecede


(transitive) to go before, as in time, order, etc; precede
Word Origin
C17: from Latin antecēdere, from cēdere to go
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Word Origin and History for antecede

early 15c., from Latin antecedere "to go before" (see antecedent). Related: Anteceded; anteceding.

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