Origin of anterior
Examples from the Web for anteriority
Historical Examples of anteriority
A simple physical mechanism may be a priori, in the sense of anteriority.
We should here draw a distinction between the two senses of the a priori: anteriority and superiority.
The ogive is, perhaps, very ancient; and authors dispute as to the anteriority of the Romanesque to the Gothic.Bouvard and Pcuchet
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
On the other hand, anteriority and posteriority exist in dimension as well as in numbers.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3
Word Origin for anterior
1610s, Latin, literally "former," comparative of ante "before" (see ante). Related: Anteriority.