Origin of anterior
Related formsan·te·ri·or·i·ty [an-teer-ee-awr-i-tee, -or-] /ænˌtɪər iˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-/, nounan·te·ri·or·ly, adverbnon·an·te·ri·or, adjective
Examples from the Web for anteriority
The ogive is, perhaps, very ancient; and authors dispute as to the anteriority of the Romanesque to the Gothic.Bouvard and Pcuchet|Gustave Flaubert
On the other hand, anteriority and posteriority exist in dimension as well as in numbers.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
A simple physical mechanism may be a priori, in the sense of anteriority.
This anteriority of nature is a commonplace in philosophy: thus one says that the decrees of God have an order among themselves.Theodicy|G. W. Leibniz
We should here draw a distinction between the two senses of the a priori: anteriority and superiority.