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Adjective
Existing or coming before in time or order
“I had no prior knowledge that he would be coming to the party.”
Adjective
Former or previous
“Her prior residence was a little village in the boondocks.”
Adjective
Superseding others in importance or status
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“The substance should be considered as prior to, and of more weight than, the accident.”
Adjective
Mentioned earlier or higher on the same page
“The prior graph illustrates that more gamers are playing Fornite than Call of Duty.”
Adjective
Belonging or happening near the beginning of a particular period
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Adjective
Existing in or as part of a tradition
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Noun
A high-ranking member of a monastery
“In former times, there were in larger monasteries, besides the prior and the sub-prior, also a third, fourth and sometimes even a fifth prior.”
Noun
A member of a mendicant Christian order such as the Augustinians, Carmelites (white friars), Franciscans (grey friars) or the Dominicans (black friars)
Noun
(informal, British) An existing criminal record
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