preexistent

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

pre- +‎ existent

AdjectiveEdit

preexistent (not comparable)

  1. Existing previously.
  2. Preceding existence.
    a preexistent state
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Pope to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 19 November 2013, at 23:05