prevenient

[pri-veen-yuhnt]
adjective
1.
coming before; antecedent.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin praevenient- (stem of praeveniēns) coming before, present participle of praevenīre to anticipate. See pre-, convenient

prevenance [prev-uh-nuhns] , prevenience [pri-veen-yuhns] , noun
preveniently, adverb
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prevenient (prɪˈviːnɪənt)
 
adj
coming before; anticipating or preceding
 
[C17: from Latin praevenīre to precede, prevent]
 
pre'veniently
 
adv

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Theologians talk about a prevenient grace that precedes grace itself and allows us to accept it.
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