preexistence

noun
pre·​ex·​is·​tence | \ prē-ig-ˈzi-stən(t)s How to pronounce preexistence (audio) \

Definition of preexistence

: existence in a former state or previous to something else specifically : existence of the soul before its union with the body

Other Words from preexistence

preexistent \ prē-​ig-​ˈzi-​stənt How to pronounce preexistence (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of preexistence

circa 1652, in the meaning defined above

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“Preexistence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preexistence. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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