antecedency

noun an·te·ced·en·cy \-ənsē, -si\

Definition of antecedency

plural

-es

  1. 1 :  the condition of being antecedent :  priority

  2. 2 antecedencies plural :  antecedent events

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Origin and Etymology of antecedency

Latin antecedentia, neuter plural of antecedent-, antecedens, present participle of antecedere to go before — more at antecede


First Known Use: 1598


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