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.
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.
There was certainly a sort of mysterious and pre-existing harmony between this creature and this church.
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.
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.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 15 (ANI): All Indian Reporting Financial Institutions (RFIs) are to ensure that the United States Tax Identity Number (TIN) is reported of each pre-existing account for the year 2017 onwards, in compliance of the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) signed between India and United States under Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), CBDT notified on Monday.
Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, which prevents health insurance companies from denying care to Illinoisans with pre-existing conditions has gone into effect as of Jan.
When it comes to pre-existing health conditions, there's no such thing as the "good ol' days.
html) press release from America's Health Insurance Plans - the trade association for the industry - insurers said that in exchange for legislation requiring Americans to buy medical insurance, they would agree to accept provisions requiring them to provide "guaranteed coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions.
25, 2014 rupture of a TransCanada PipeLines Limited pipeline attributed the incident to a pre-existing defect.