Definition of "antecedent"
  1. Occurs or exists before something else in time sequence or arrangement
How to use "antecedent" in a sentence
  1. In contract law, an antecedent is often crucial in determining the validity of a condition precedent.
  2. An individual’s antecedent personal history is often considered in sentencing proceedings.
  3. The evaluator referred to the agreement's antecedent to find out the initial intention of the parties.

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