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prior (ˈpraɪəʳ Pronunciation for prior

Translations

adjective

  1. [knowledge, approval, permission, commitment] préalable

    prior knowledge connaissance préalable

    to have a prior engagement être prise   ⇒ I have a prior engagement. Je suis pris.

    without prior warning sans prévenir

    without prior notice sans préavis

    to have a prior claim to sth [assets, property] avoir un accès prioritaire à qch

    to have a prior claim on sth [assets, property] être prioritaire par rapport à qch   ⇒ His parents always felt they had a prior claim on his time. Ses parents ont toujours pensé qu'ils étaient prioritaires lorsqu'il s'agissait de son temps.

adverb

  1. prior to (preposition)(= before) avant

    prior to doing sth avant de faire qch

noun

  1. prieur m

Similar Words

'prior' in Other Languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese: anterior
  • Chinese: 事先的
  • European Spanish: previo
  • French: antérieur antérieure
  • German: vorherig
  • Italian: precedente
  • Japanese: 前もっての
  • Korean: 사전의
  • Portuguese: anterior
  • Spanish: previo

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