without prior notice

Definition of without prior notice

:without having told the people involved
  • The contract was canceled without prior notice.

Word by Word Definitions

prior play
  1. : the superior ranking next to the abbot of a monastery

  2. : the superior of a house or group of houses of any of various religious communities

  1. : earlier in time or order

  2. : taking precedence (as in importance)

notice play
  1. : warning or intimation of something : announcement

  2. : the announcement of a party's intention to quit an agreement or relation at a specified time

  3. : the condition of being warned or notified

  1. : to give notice of

  2. : to comment upon

  3. : review


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