a contract made between a man and a woman before they marry, agreeing on the distribution of their -ssets in the event of divorce sometimes shortened to antenuptial
of or noting the period prior to childbirth; before delivery. adj. 1908, from latin phrase ante partum “before birth” (see postpartum). antepartum an·te·par·tum (ān’tē-pär’təm) adj. of or occurring in the period before childbirth.
a foretaste; appetizer. historical examples it is but a taste, a foretaste, an antepast of the feast of heaven. henry martyn saint and scholar george smith the mildness of the sentence was an antepast of a more enlarged liberty under the new form of government. sages and heroes of the american revolution l. carroll judson
the decoration of the front of an altar, as a covering of silk or a painted panel. noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə) a covering hung over the front of an altar
noun (botany) the position opposite a given part of a plant
antepyretic antepyretic an·te·py·ret·ic (ān’tē-pī-rět’ĭk) adj. before the onset of fever. also called antefebrile.