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What is another word for prior?

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Existing or coming before in time or order
“I had no prior knowledge that he would be coming to the party.”
Former or previous
“Her prior residence was a little village in the boondocks.”
Superseding others in importance or status
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“The substance should be considered as prior to, and of more weight than, the accident.”
Mentioned earlier or higher on the same page
“The prior graph illustrates that more gamers are playing Fornite than Call of Duty.”
Preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important
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Existing in or as part of a tradition
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A high-ranking member of a monastery
“In former times, there were in larger monasteries, besides the prior and the sub-prior, also a third, fourth and sometimes even a fifth prior.”
A member of a mendicant Christian order
(informal, British) An existing criminal record
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