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preparatory

adjective

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coming before the main part or item usually to introduce or prepare for what follows
  • a preparatory investigation to see if there is enough evidence to warrant bringing charges

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The first known use of preparatory was in the 15th century

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“Preparatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/preparatory. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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