preexistence

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noun pre·ex·is·tence \-ig-ˈzis-tən(t)s\

Definition of preexistence

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

preexistent

play \-tənt\ adjective

Circa 1652

First Known Use of preexistence

circa 1652

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