pre-existing

  • 1 pre-existing — (adj.) also preexisting, 1590s, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + prp. of EXIST (Cf. exist). The medical insurance pre existing condition is attested from 1942 …

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  • 2 pre-existing — preexisting [ˌpri:ıgˈzıstıŋ] adj [only before noun] formal existing before a particular time or event ▪ Inform your doctor of any pre existing medical condition …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 pre-existing — also preexisting ADJ: ADJ n A pre existing situation or thing exists already or existed before something else. ...the pre existing tensions between the two countries. ...people who have been infected in the course of their NHS treatment for a pre …

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  • 4 pre-existing — /pri əgˈzɪstɪŋ/ (say pree uhg zisting), /pri ɛg / (say pree eg ), /pri ɪg / (say pree ig ) adjective existing beforehand: a pre existing medical condition; a pre existing agreement …

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  • 5 pre-existing — adj. Pre existing is used with these nouns: ↑condition …

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  • 6 pre-existing — adjective existing previously or before something variations on pre existent musical themes • Syn: ↑preexistent, ↑pre existent, ↑preexisting • Similar to: ↑antecedent • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 7 pre-existing — adjective exist at or from an earlier time. → pre exist …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 8 pre-existing — UK / US adjective used for describing something that already existed before something else started …

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  • 9 Pre-existing Duty Rule — The pre existing duty rule is a legal concept relating to when the performance of a legal duty is classified as consideration. Definition Generally, performing a legal duty which is already owed does not constitute consideration, unless that duty …

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  • 10 Pre-Existing Condition — Any personal illness or health condition that was known and existed prior to the writing and signing of an insurance contract. Health or life insurance policies will often identify a customer s pre existing conditions before writing an insurance… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 11 pre-existing duty — A common law rule which holds that where a party does or promises to do what he or she is already legally obligated to do, there exists no sufficient consideration to support this new promise. The Uniform Commercial Code has eliminated the pre… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 pre-existing debt — See antecedent debt …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 13 pre-existing obligation — See antecedent debt …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 14 Pre-conception counseling — (also called pre conceptual counseling) is based on the medical theory that all women of child bearing years should be pre screened for health and risk potentials before attempting to be pregnant. Physicians and baby experts recommend that a… …

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  • 15 Pre-paid supplies — is a strategic studies term for those military supplies purchased prior to conflict. As a result they do not enter into the current cost considerations of conducting combat. Conflicts of high intensity and lengthy duration may have to rely mostly …

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  • 16 pre-exist — verb (I, T) formal to exist before something else: Inform your doctor of any pre existing medical condition, eg, diabetes. pre existing adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 pre-existent — adjective existing previously or before something variations on pre existent musical themes • Syn: ↑preexistent, ↑preexisting, ↑pre existing • Similar to: ↑antecedent • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 pre-exist — verb [usu. as adjective pre existing] exist at or from an earlier time. ↘exist before. Derivatives pre existence noun pre existent adjective …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 Pre-dreadnought battleship — is the general term for all of the types of sea going battleships built between the mid 1890s and 1905. Pre dreadnoughts replaced the ironclad warships of the 1870s and 1880s. Built from steel, and protected by hardened steel armour, pre… …

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  • 20 pre-emption rights — Where a company proposes to issue new shares, existing shareholders may have the right to be offered a pro rata part of the new shares before they are offered to a new shareholder. The rights are contained either in the Articles of Association or …

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