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[pree-uh-reynj] /ˌpri əˈreɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), prearranged, prearranging.
to arrange in advance or beforehand.
Origin of prearrange
First recorded in 1805-15; pre- + arrange
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prearrangement, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The proceedings seemed to have been prearranged, for no word was exchanged.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • The rescue had been prearranged, and the man had jumped into a coupé and driven off at a gallop.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • By a sort of clairvoyance, Roma could see the Baron in the midst of the scenes he had prearranged.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • What else had those signals meant but that they had been left there in a prearranged spot?

    Nobody Louis Joseph Vance
  • It was the prearranged signal for Pete Ellinwood to come in.

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • The future of Caius was prearranged, and Caius did not gainsay the arrangement.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
  • Each man knew what to do, for all the details were prearranged.

  • The flare was a prearranged signal for the monitor to turn on the searchlight.

    In Mesopotamia Martin Swayne
  • An interview, such as this, could not be otherwise than a thing premeditated and prearranged.

    Wood Rangers Mayne Reid
  • Alan took his position in a crowd of bystanders, as prearranged.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
British Dictionary definitions for prearranged


having been arranged beforehand: a pre-arranged meeting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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