prerevolutionary

adjective
pre·​rev·​o·​lu·​tion·​ary | \ ˌprē-ˌre-və-ˈlü-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce prerevolutionary (audio) \
variants: or pre-revolutionary

Definition of prerevolutionary

: of, relating to, or being a time before a revolution prerevolutionary society in prerevolutionary France the prerevolutionary period/era The pre-revolutionary writings of Lenin and Stalin are filled with discussions of the Nationality Question.— Daniel Patrick Moynihan

First Known Use of prerevolutionary

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Prerevolutionary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prerevolutionary. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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