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antecedency

[ an-tuh-seed-n-see ]
/ ˌæn təˈsid n si /
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noun
the quality or condition of being antecedent.
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Origin of antecedency

First recorded in 1590–1600; anteced(ent) + -ency
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How to use antecedency in a sentence

  • What Baden Powell called "physical causation," is now more commonly known as invariable antecedency, or invariable succession.

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