noun \-ig-ˈzis-tən(t)s\

Definition of PREEXISTENCE

:  existence in a former state or previous to something else; specifically :  existence of the soul before its union with the body
pre·ex·is·tent \-tənt\ adjective

First Known Use of PREEXISTENCE

circa 1652


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