ante rem

adverb an·te rem \¦antē¦rem, ¦än-\
variants: or

ante res


Definition of ante rem

  1. :  prior in reality or existence to particulars philosophical disputes over the proposition that universals exist ante rem — see avicennism

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Origin and Etymology of ante rem

Medieval Latin, literally, before the thing

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a trip made at another's expense

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