pre-existing


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pre-existing

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pre-existent

adj
occurring or existing previously
ˌpre-exˈistence n
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Adj.1.pre-existing - existing previously or before something; "variations on pre-existent musical themes"
antecedent - preceding in time or order
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It is not, however a mere possibility of inconvenience in the exercise of powers, but an immediate constitutional repugnancy that can by implication alienate and extinguish a pre-existing right of sovereignty.
But the authority extends no further than to a GUARANTY of a republican form of government, which supposes a pre-existing government of the form which is to be guaranteed.
That to the east, where the trees are, lower down--that was once the location of a Roman temple, possibly founded on a pre-existing Druidical one.
Without, however, the knowledge of pre-existing cases which serves me so well.
There was certainly a sort of mysterious and pre-existing harmony between this creature and this church.
Barrande, which intrude for a period in the midst of an older formation, and then allow the pre-existing fauna to reappear; but Lyell's explanation, namely, that it is a case of temporary migration from a distinct geographical province, seems to me satisfactory.
The first few pairs, moreover, had here to conten against pre-existing enemies, in the fox and some larg hawks.
However, cautioned Rice, most of these will have a 12-month pre-existing condition limitation.
Nearly 47,000 Montanans identify themselves as having pre-existing health conditions that limit their ability to either buy insurance or switch health insurance carriers, and some say this restricts their job flexibility, according to a recent Bureau of Business and Economic Research survey.
Despite the statutory definition of MCC, the workers' compensation statute elsewhere recognizes as compensable "accidents" those involving "a pre-existing disease or anomaly that is accelerated or aggravated" by an on-the-job accident.
Legislation that would require health insurers to provide coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions was introduced in the U.
Pre-existing medical conditions were a factor in long-term prognosis after West Nile virus infection.