prevenient

[ pri-veen-yuhnt ]
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adjective
  1. coming before; antecedent.

Origin of prevenient

1
1600–10; <Latin praevenient- (stem of praeveniēns) coming before, present participle of praevenīre to anticipate. See pre-, convenient

Other words from prevenient

  • prev·e·nance [prev-uh-nuhns], /ˈprɛv ə nəns/, pre·ven·ience [pri-veen-yuhns], /prɪˈvin yəns/, noun
  • pre·ven·ient·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for prevenient

prevenient

/ (prɪˈviːnɪənt) /


adjective
  1. coming before; anticipating or preceding

Origin of prevenient

1
C17: from Latin praevenīre to precede, prevent

Derived forms of prevenient

  • preveniently, adverb

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