come before

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Related to come before: in favor of, set out
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Verb1.come before - be the predecessor of; "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"

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vt (Jur, person) → gebracht werden vor (+acc); his case came before the courtsein Fall wurde vor Gericht gebracht
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He rides into the town close after us, comes up when we stops, and says the two as shot at him must come before a magistrate; and a great crowd comes round, and we couldn't get the osses to.