to go before, in time, order, rank, etc.; precede: Shakespeare antecedes Milton.
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How to use antecede in a sentence
We know of a certainty, however, that the patron saints of individuals did not antecede those of the Church itself.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt
British Dictionary definitions for antecede
(tr) to go before, as in time, order, etc; precede
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