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

preexistent

play \prē-ig-ˈzi-stənt\ adjective

First Known Use of preexistence

circa 1652


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