prior

  • 1 Prior — • A monastic superior. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Prior     Prior     † Catholic Encyc …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 prior — pri‧or [ˈpraɪə ǁ praɪr] adjective [only before a noun] coming before something is finally decided, agreed etc: • Most firms require prior approval of analysts personal trades before selling stock to them. • Sales are expected to be $62 million,… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Prior — Pri or, n. [OE. priour, OF. priour, prior, priur, F. prieur, from L. prior former, superior. See {Prior}, a.] 1. (Eccl.) The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity. [1913 Webster] 2. a chief magistrate, as in the republic of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Prior — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Prior, del latín prior = el primero, es un puesto en algunos monasterios y conventos. Se puede referir al representante del abad en los monasterios que lo tengan (abadía). Este es el caso de los monasterios de las… …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 5 prior — pri·or / prī ər/ adj 1: earlier in time or order 2: taking precedence (as in importance) a prior lien Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 PRIOR — in Chartis Dalmaticis, nomen Magistratus, a quo pleraeque civitates Croatiae et Dalmatiae regebantur, qui postmodum Comitis appellatione donatus est, Lucius de Regno Dalmatiae, l. 2. c. 8. 16. et l. 3. c. 12. Ab Italis autem Dalmatae id… …

    Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • 7 prior — Ⅰ. prior [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ existing or coming before in time, order, or importance. ● prior to Cf. ↑prior to ORIGIN Latin, former, elder . Ⅱ. prior …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Prior — Sm Klostervorstand per. Wortschatz fach. (13. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. prior, eigentlich der Erste, Vordere , Komparativ neben dem Superlativ l. prīmus erster .    Ebenso nndl. prior, ne. prior, nfrz. prieur, nschw. prior, nisl. príor. ✎… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 9 Prior — Pri or, a. [L. prior former, previous, better, superior; compar. corresponding to primus first, and pro for. See {Former}, and cf. {Prime}, a., and {Pre }, {Pro }.] 1. Preceding in the order of time; former; antecedent; anterior; previous; as, a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Prior — Prior: Die Bezeichnung für »Klosteroberer; Klostervorsteher« wurde in mhd. Zeit (mhd. prior) aus gleichbed. mlat. prior (eigentlich »der Vordere; der dem Rang nach höher Stehende«) entlehnt, dem substantivierten lat. prior »Ersterer; eher,… …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 11 prior — [prī′ər] adj. [L, former, superior, compar. of OL pri, before: see PRIME] 1. preceding in time; earlier; previous; former 2. preceding in order or importance; preferred [a prior choice] n. [ME < OE & OFr, both < ML(Ec), a prior < L: see… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 prior(s) — Slang for past convictions. A defendant with priors may face an enhanced sentence for a current offense, as happens when a defendant convicted of driving under the influence reoffends, thus earning the mandatory jail sentence provided for repeat… …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 prior — the ecclesiastical rank [11] and prior ‘previous’ [18] are ultimately the same word. Both go back to Latin prior ‘former, superior’, a comparative formation based on the Old Latin preposition pri ‘before’. This came in postclassical times to be… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 14 prior — (Del lat. prior, ōris, el primero). 1. adj. Dicho de una cosa: En lo escolástico, que precede a otra en cualquier orden. 2. m. En algunas religiones, superior o prelado ordinario del convento. 3. En otras religiones, segundo prelado después del… …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 15 prior — the ecclesiastical rank [11] and prior ‘previous’ [18] are ultimately the same word. Both go back to Latin prior ‘former, superior’, a comparative formation based on the Old Latin preposition pri ‘before’. This came in postclassical times to be… …

    Word origins

  • 16 Prior — Pri or, n. a prior conviction; said of an accused criminal. [informal] [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 prior — prȉor m DEFINICIJA 1. kat. a. poglavar samostana nekih katoličkih redova b. poglavar u nekim redovima (isusovaca, dominikanaca) 2. pov. a. izabrani gradski poglavar u srednjovjekovnim talijanskim komunama b. pov. onaj koji je na čelu samoupravne… …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 18 prior to — is an alternative for before that is normally appropriate only in formal contexts, where it conveys the extra meaning ‘as a necessary preliminary to’: Candidates must deposit security prior to the ballot. In general use it is often pretentious… …

    Modern English usage

  • 19 prior to — ► prior to before. Main Entry: ↑prior …

    English terms dictionary

  • 20 Prior [1] — Prior (v. lat.), 1) der Erstere von Zweien; P. tempŏre, potĭor jure, man muß in Rechtsfällen so schnell als möglich dazu thun; 2) (röm. Ant.), P. hastatus u. P. princeps waren die Centurionen der Hastati u. Principes, welche von den mit dem… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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