preexistence

noun
pre·​ex·​is·​tence | \prē-ig-ˈzi-stən(t)s \

Definition of preexistence 

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

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preexistent \prē-​ig-​ˈzi-​stənt \ adjective

First Known Use of preexistence

circa 1652, in the meaning defined above

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