(Brit) (of a bet) placed before the runners in a race are confirmed
before or existing before a war, especially the American Civil War; prewar: the antebellum plantations of Georgia. Contemporary Examples I know Tom Woods is an intriguing writer, and I too love my liberty, but this is no longer the antebellum era. Rand Paul and Nullification Justin Green January 16, 2013 Historical Examples True to her […]
the act of going before; precedence. . Astronomy. (of a planet) apparent retrograde motion. Historical Examples The chief principle, then, of savage science is that antecedence and consequence in time are the same as effect and cause. Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 Andrew Lang God has established an order in nature, a uniformity of […]
the quality or condition of being .
preceding; prior: an antecedent event. a preceding circumstance, event, object, style, phenomenon, etc. antecedents. . the history, events, characteristics, etc., of one’s earlier life: Little is known about his birth and antecedents. Grammar. a word, phrase, or clause, usually a substantive, that is replaced by a pronoun or other substitute later, or occasionally earlier, in […]