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prior to

prep.
Preceding; before: "prior to the changes of ownership and editorship" (Brendan Gill).
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Translations
قَبْل
před
inden
megelõzõen: vmit megelõzõen
á undan, fyrir
-den önce /evvel

prior1

(ˈpraiə) adjective
1. already arranged for the same time. a prior engagement.
2. more important. She gave up her job as she felt her family had a prior claim on her attention.
priˈority (-ˈo-)
1. the right to be or go first. An ambulance must have priority over other traffic.
2. (plural priˈorities) something that must be considered or done first. Our (first) priority is to feed the hungry.
prior to
before. Prior to working in America, he had travelled in Europe.
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References in classic literature ?
It would be better to say that such parts had a relative order, in virtue of one being prior to another.
Until the people have, by some solemn and authoritative act, annulled or changed the established form, it is binding upon themselves collectively, as well as individually; and no presumption, or even knowledge, of their sentiments, can warrant their representatives in a departure from it, prior to such an act.
Sentiment among US small businesses improved in July for the fifth time in 6 months to the second highest level since late last year amid a temporary trade truce and record stock prices last month (survey was conducted prior to Trump's tweet about additional tariffs)
The rates of preterm birth prior to 34 weeks' gestation in these groups, respectively, were 7.3%, 7.7%, and 5.5%.
When a witness testifies at trial and has made a statement prior to trial, two Military Rules of Evidence (MRE)--MRE 801 and MRE 613--intersect to determine when and how the prior statement may be used to impeach.
This would surely be a good debate for the jury to hear, prior to resolving the question for themselves.
Doolan replied for Tyne Met in the third minute only for Prior to notch up a further five points, although the free throw conversion ratio was not good reading 3/6.
It will take some time to assess all the effects of this sweeping bankruptcy law reform as the surge of filings prior to Oct.
Offering transition rules for certain taxpayers that had filed Form 3115 for their first effective tax year prior to the issuance of this guidance.
Prior to the hearing, the defense attorney transferred the case to a higher court for bail review.