French translation of 'prior'
[knowledge, approval, permission, commitment] préalable
prior knowledge connaissance préalable
to have a prior engagement être pris(e)
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.
prior to (preposition) (= before) avant
prior to doing sth avant de faire qch
Copyright © by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Example Sentences Including 'prior'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
I hope they've spoken to 51 per cent of shareholders and got their prior agreement.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Prior subsidence claims can make insurance difficult to get.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Despite that, 77 per cent of businesses said that prior work experience has an impact on employability.Computing (2010)
And it was only that joyous because of the hell we'd experienced prior to it.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It claims that prior to completing the purchase their phone line will be tested to ensure they are placed on the correct package.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
No plant will close until 2014 because of a prior agreement.The Sun (2012)
So should you demand prior warning of who your fellow victims will be?Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The claimants had been given no prior notice of the application or of the grounds on which it had been made.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
They had no prior experience of people who disagreed.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
This means experimenting and testing without prior knowledge of the result.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
We reserve the right to withdraw, alter or decline this offer without prior notice.The Sun (2009)
But we didn't know until two days prior.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I don't think anybody could have expected that prior to the first game of the season.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The teams may seek prior outline approval for a design but it still must pass all the eligibility tests.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Should I claim a prior engagement or go?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But I've always taken the view we have to answer this prior question first.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Care home inspections should be allowed without prior warning at any time.The Sun (2012)
He missed a meeting of the council last month, citing prior engagements.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Police were suspicious but found no evidence to suggest that she had prior knowledge of the attacks.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The firm compared the average house price for the three months prior to a store's opening, to the three months after.The Sun (2016)
The pair had been drinking and smoking cannabis all day prior to the attack.The Sun (2013)
These navigational skills seem to require no prior life experience.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This offer may be withdrawn without prior notice.The Sun (2008)
Your head office will have received prior notice of this coupon.The Sun (2016)
This procedure should be put in place prior to the next election.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
There were to be no new classes without his prior approval.Christianity Today (2000)
Your own prior knowledge of the animal that you will be taking on.Superdog! Action plans that work for a happy and well-behaved pet (1990)
Trends of 'prior'
Very Common. prior is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
'prior' in Other Languages
British English: prior ADJECTIVE
You use prior to indicate that something has already happened, or must happen, before another event takes place.
He claimed he had no prior knowledge of the protest.
Translation of prior from the Collins English to French Dictionary