something released beforehand, as a movie shown before its scheduled premiere.
of or pertaining to a period prior to an official release: prerelease photos of a new car; convicts housed in a prerelease center.

1925–30; pre- + release Unabridged
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Much of the prerelease debate focused on charges of anti-Semitism.
Earlier this month, it was announced that the much-anticipated film will be the
  subject of an old-fashioned prerelease road show.
We know so much in this first chapter--and not because of the prerelease hype.
They spend nine months in intensive treatment at the center, followed by six
  months of aftercare in prerelease centers.
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