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Definition of Prior

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Prior Pri"or, a. First, precedent, or superior in the order of cognition, reason or generality, origin, development, rank, etc.
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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-.] Preceding in the order of time; former; antecedent; anterior; previous; as, a prior discovery; prior obligation; -- used elliptically in cases like the following: he lived alone [in the time] prior to his marriage.
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Prior Pri"or, n. [OE. priour, OF. priour, prior, priur, F. prieur, from L. prior former, superior. See Prior, a.] (Eccl.) The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity. Conventical, or Conventual, prior, a prior who is at the head of his own house. See the Note under Priory. Claustral prior, an official next in rank to the abbot in a monastery; prior of the cloisters.
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Prior Pri"or, n. [OE. priour, OF. priour, prior, priur, F. prieur, from L. prior former, superior. See Prior, a.] (Eccl.) The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity. Conventical, or Conventual, prior, a prior who is at the head of his own house. See the Note under Priory. Claustral prior, an official next in rank to the abbot in a monastery; prior of the cloisters.

Meaning of Prior from wikipedia

- Prior, derived from the Latin for "earlier, first", (or prioress for nuns) is an ecclesiastical title for a superior, usually lower in rank than an abbot...
- the prior probability distribution p(θ), the prior and posterior are then called conjugate distributions, and the prior is called a conjugate prior for...
- In Bayesian statistical inference, a prior probability distribution, often simply called the prior, of an uncertain quantity is the probability distribution...
- and its subsequent film adaptation, The Divergent Series. Beatrice "Tris" Prior is the viewpoint character in Divergent and Insurgent, and shares the viewpoint...
- Prior restraint (also referred to as prior censorship or pre-publication censorship) is censorship imposed, usually by a government or institution, on...
- replaced with a Prior scarification, and his makeup was made to look like the gold had melted and become part of his Prior scarification. Each Prior was given...
- Previously known as Lew Alcindor prior to an official name change on May 1, 1971. Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to an official spelling change...
- Mark William Prior (born September 7, 1980) is an American professional baseball pitcher and coach. He pitched for the Chicago Cubs from 2002 to 2006...
- Declaration of Helsinki Doe ex. rel. Tarlow v. District of Columbia Free, prior and informed consent Human experimentation Human experimentation in the...
- Prior art (state of the art or background art), in most systems of patent law, is constituted by all information that has been made available to the public...
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