antecedence

[an-tuh-seed-ns]
noun
1.
the act of going before; precedence.
3.
Astronomy. (of a planet) apparent retrograde motion.

Origin:
1525–35; antecede + -ence

antecedence, antecedents.
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antecedence (ˌæntɪˈsiːdəns)
 
n
1.  precedence; priority
2.  astronomy retrograde motion

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