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1. Placed before or in front.
2. Occurring before in time; earlier.
3. Anatomy
a. Located near or toward the head in lower animals.
b. Located on or near the front of the body in higher animals.
c. Located on or near the front of an organ or on the ventral surface of the body in humans.
4. Botany In front of and facing away from the axis or stem.

[Latin, comparative of ante, before; see ant- in Indo-European roots.]

an·te′ri·or′i·ty (-ôr′ĭ-tē, -ŏr′-) n.
an·te′ri·or·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anteriority - the quality of being in front or (in lower animals) toward the headanteriority - the quality of being in front or (in lower animals) toward the head
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
posteriority - the quality of being toward the back or toward the rear end
2.anteriority - preceding in time
earliness - quality of coming early or earlier in time
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[and] the anteriority of the licence request, conditioned by recommendations formulated by home country authorities".
He said, "France is glad and proud that the anteriority in its relationship has enabled it to bring to Qatar, in the present moment of the region that I described earlier as critical, the Rafale, the best plane of its generation, the weapon of deterrence against anyone who would question its independence and the ultimate means of its protection.
As for the competencies, those that were identified in both institutions are: scientific research and technology development, specialized knowledge of the inventions in PhD level, patent drafting, anteriority search, invention-related technical and economic viability studies, negotiating, entrepreneurship and technology valuing.
(61) It mentions the historical anteriority of Ethiopia by linking it to the Garden of Eden and its river called Gihon which encompassed and nurtured Ethiopia.
This is the zone of terranebuloso, the anteriority of all times or "the womb of time" (Hoffman 189).
The following vocabulary will be adopted here: descendants: children and children of descendants; antecedents: parents and parents of antecedents; posterity (successors): descendants of living people; anteriority (predecessors): antecedents of living people; kinfolk: one's blood relatives, past, present, future; family, one's relatives as defined by legal, social, or cultural convention (in some cases one's tribe); familial posterity: decendents of living family members; familial anteriority: antecedents of living family members.
Finally, the stratigraphy of Padru Jossu shows the anteriority of the first phase with Maritime Beaker--and other wares with 'pointille' decoration--/hemispherical 'v'-buttons/proto ossi a globuli / Asian ivory and a second phase with buttons with wing-shaped appendices / African ivory.
Among the conclusions that have caused the most sensation, over the course of the more than four centuries that have passed since its writing, are topics such as the anteriority of individual rights to the birth of political power, the subordinated condition of the king, the necessity and advisability of establishing clear limits to the exercise of a constrained power located in the king's person, the right of individuals to kill a king who has resorted to tyranny, the illegitimacy of establishing a monopoly over military power, the usurping character of laws established without the consent of the people, the importance of maintaining a balanced budget, and the unjustifiable recourse to unlawful practices even for the attainment of the most noble ends.
These instances of esin in naming suggest an antiquity that points to anteriority to the Baatonu and Yoruba encounter with white people, which occurred at the earliest in the fifteenth century CE.