anteposition

noun
an·​te·​po·​si·​tion | \ ˈantə̇(ˌ)-, -tē- \

Definition of anteposition

: the placing of one word or word group before another or especially before one which by usual usage would precede it (as in fiddlers three)

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History and Etymology for anteposition

from Latin anteponere to place before, after such pairs as Latin ponere to place: English position

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“Anteposition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anteposition. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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