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a.1.Introductory; prelusive.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Achilles, although magnus (19), is configured as secondary in eminence to the emperor, as well as his heroic precursor in the form of the prelusory Achilleid.
Bernard Suits theorizes that all games incorporate objectives, rules, and attitudes into their structure: "To play a game is to attempt to achieve a specific state of affairs (prelusory goal), using only means permitted by rules (lusory means), where the rules prohibit use of more efficient in favour of less efficient means (constitutive rules), and where the rules are accepted just because they make possible such activity (lusory attitude)" (41).