Proleptical
Proleptic Pro*lep"tic, Proleptical Pro*lep"tic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. proleptique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to prolepsis; anticipative. ``A far-seeing or proleptic wisdom.'' --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

2. Previous; antecedent. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) Anticipating the usual time; -- applied to a periodical disease whose paroxysms return at an earlier hour at every repetition. [1913 Webster]


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