preservice

adjective
pre·ser·vice | \ ˌprē-ˈsər-vəs \
variants: or pre-service

Definition of preservice 

: of, relating to, or taking place during a period of time preceding active civil or military service preservice teachers A wiser path of reform is pre-service and in-service training that would equip federal workers with skills for the jobs they actually do. —John J. DiIulio Jr.

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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