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.
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Morowitz's pre-existing cases,' and those fees or monies earned would not belong to Morowitz & Barry, Ltd.
An insurer reasonably applied a pre-existing condition provision in denying long-term disability benefits to an employee who was treated during an ERISA plan's "look-back" period for what was believed to be a nerve disorder but turned out to be cancer, a U.S.
protections for folks with pre-existing conditions), the health insurance marketplaces, and the expansion of Medicaid.
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