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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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  • And he met his mother-in-law, as if by prearrangement, in the hotel gardens while the dew was still on leaf and flower.

    The Tigress Anne Warner
  • They had met by prearrangement on the street outside the Monaldeschi palace.

  • As if by prearrangement, Benny Smith came out of the building.

    Behind the Green Door Mildred A. Wirt
  • There was no prearrangement or system about it and no “French” excitement.

    The Note-Book of an Attache Eric Fisher Wood
  • Whether by prearrangement or not, she met the Challenger in 1852 in Shanghai, where they were both laden with tea simultaneously.

  • Moa had been near him; and as though by prearrangement with him she now accosted me.

    Brigands of the Moon Ray Cummings
  • When he did, his gaze rested, as though by prearrangement, on her.

    The Range Boss Charles Alden Seltzer
  • This meeting seemed to have been the result of prearrangement, so natural did the precise moment of stopping appear.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • And one will neither speak nor dance greatly by prearrangement or following any arbitrary form.

    The Hive Will Levington Comfort
  • Yet she believed that this prearrangement of events was not so rigid as to exclude a certain amount of free will.

    Sacrifice Stephen French Whitman

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