to go before, in time, order, rank, etc.; precede:
Shakespeare antecedes Milton.
Historical Examples

A glance at the anteceding pages of this libellus me-sheweth poor Will Roper at ye season his love-fitt for me was at its height.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851 Various

Accordingly, the idea was again adopted that, anteceding marriage, there was an original state of promiscuity.
Elements of Folk Psychology Wilhelm Wundt

Here also, just as at the beginning of the anteceding age, there are numerous reciprocal relations between these various factors.
Elements of Folk Psychology Wilhelm Wundt

(transitive) to go before, as in time, order, etc; precede

early 15c., from Latin antecedere “to go before” (see antecedent). Related: Anteceded; anteceding.


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