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antecede

[an-tuh-seed] /ˌæn təˈsid/
verb (used with object), anteceded, anteceding.
1.
to go before, in time, order, rank, etc.; precede:
Shakespeare antecedes Milton.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin antecēdere to go before, precede, excel, surpass. See ante-, cede
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  • There's no pretense that it has anything to do with today except to antecede it.
British Dictionary definitions for antecede

antecede

/ˌæntɪˈsiːd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to go before, as in time, order, etc; precede
Word Origin
C17: from Latin antecēdere, from cēdere to go
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Word Origin and History for antecede
v.

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

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