prevenient
adjective Etymology: Latin praevenient-, praeveniens, present participle of praevenire Date: circa 1656 antecedent, anticipatorypreveniently adverb

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  • Prevenient — Pre*ven i*ent, a. [L. praeveniens, p. pr.] Going before; preceding; hence, preventive. Prevenient grace descending. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prevenient — [prē vēn′yənt, privēn′yənt] adj. [L praeveniens, prp. of praevenire: see PREVENT] 1. going before; preceding 2. anticipating; expectant 3. antecedent to human action [prevenient grace] prevenience [prē vēn′yəns, pri vēn′yəns] n …   English World dictionary

  • prevenient — index aforesaid, antecedent, before mentioned, precursory, preliminary, previous, prior, said Burton s …   Law dictionary

  • prevenient — 1650s, from L. praevenientem, prp. of praevenire, from prae (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + venire to come (see VENUE (Cf. venue)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prevenient — prevenance /prev euh neuhns/, prevenience /pri veen yeuhns/, n. preveniently, adv. /pri veen yeuhnt/, adj. 1. coming before; antecedent. 2. anticipatory. [1600 10; < L praevenient (s. of praeveniens) coming before, prp. of praevenire to… …   Universalium

  • prevenient — adjective Of or pertaining to prevenience …   Wiktionary

  • prevenient — pre|ve|ni|ent Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • prevenient — adj. antecedent, preceding; anticipatory, anticipating, in anticipation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prevenient — [prɪ vi:nɪənt] adjective formal preceding; antecedent. Origin C17: from L. praevenient , praevenire come before , from prae before + venire come …   English new terms dictionary

  • prevenient — a. 1. Preliminary, prefatory, antecedent, initiatory, introductory, going before, preceding. 2. Preventing, preventive …   New dictionary of synonyms

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