- to go before, in time, order, rank, etc.; precede: Shakespeare antecedes Milton.
Origin of antecede
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Examples from the Web for anteceding
Accordingly, the idea was again adopted that, anteceding marriage, there was an original state of promiscuity.
Here also, just as at the beginning of the anteceding age, there are numerous reciprocal relations between these various factors.
A glance at the anteceding pages of this libellus me-sheweth poor Will Roper at ye season his love-fitt for me was at its height.
- (tr) to go before, as in time, order, etc; precede
C17: from Latin antecēdere, from cēdere to go
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Word Origin and History for anteceding
early 15c., from Latin antecedere "to go before" (see antecedent). Related: Anteceded; anteceding.
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