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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Coming before or earlier. Also: The head of a monastery.

Usage examples (36)
  • I had prior experience playing soccer before I joined my current team.
  • The prior bore the title prior ecclesia S. Maria de Metro.
  • With the Cluniac reform the term prior received a specific meaning; it supplanted the provost
  • Nobody had used the term prior to that apart from the Romans who invented it 2000 years earlier. for more
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