- to exist prior to (something or someone else); precede: primitive artifacts that preexisted sophisticated tools.
Origin of preexist
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Examples from the Web for preexistent
They would also learn, with Peter, that Scripture is the work and word of the preexistent Christ.A Tour of the Missions
Augustus Hopkins Strong
In short, all earthly existences are material expressions of preexistent entities.
The preexistent or antemortal state of man is as plainly affirmed by Scripture as is the fact of life beyond the grave.
In the unembodied, preexistent or antemortal state, we were decidedly unequal in capacity and power.
The preexistent or antemortal state of man has been heretofore demonstrated.