verb pre·ex·ist \ˌprē-ig-ˈzist\

Definition of PREEXIST

intransitive verb
:  to exist earlier or before
transitive verb
:  antedate

Examples of PREEXIST

  1. <an advanced Mesoamerican civilization whose apex and collapse preexisted the arrival of Europeans by hundreds of years>

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July 06, 2015
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