prediscovery

adjective pre·dis·cov·ery \ ˌprē-di-ˈskə-v(ə-)rē \
variants: or pre-discovery

Definition of prediscovery

: existing or occurring before discovery: such as
a : existing or occurring before the discovery of an astronomical object
  • found a prediscovery photograph of the comet
  • searched for reports of pre-discovery sightings
b law : occurring or existing prior to discovery (see discovery 3) in a lawsuit
  • First, pre-discovery summary judgment motions are usually premature and hence disfavored.
  • Bourbeau v. Jonathan Woodner Co., 600 F. Supp. 2d 1 (2009)

First Known Use of prediscovery

1878

in the meaning defined above

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