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ci-devant

[seeduh-vahn] /sidəˈvɑ̃/
adjective, French.
1.
former: used especially in reference to a retired officeholder.
Origin
literally, heretofore
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ci-devant

/sidəvɑ̃/
adjective
1.
(esp of an office-holder) former; recent
Word Origin
literally: heretofore
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