Definitions of "prior"
  1. Relates to something that has happened before or existed earlier in time
  2. Refers to something that is considered more important and thus takes precedence
How to use "prior" in a sentence
  1. The evidence from prior cases was reviewed for this case.
  2. Due to his prior engagement, he could not attend the hearing.
  3. The prior agreement between the parties was taken into account.

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