prefile

verb
pre·​file | \ ˌprē-ˈfī(-ə)l How to pronounce prefile (audio) \
variants: or pre-file
prefiled or pre-filed; prefiling or pre-filing

Definition of prefile

transitive verb

: to file (something) in advance a prefiled flight plan Only one piece of dam-related legislation was filed during the first of two weeks when state legislators can prefile bills before they start meeting next month.— Andrew Shain

First Known Use of prefile

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Prefile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prefile. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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