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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

- Look up prior in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. The term prior may refer to: Prior (ecclesiastical), the head of a priory (monastery) Prior convictions...
- A prior probability distribution of an uncertain quantity, often simply called the prior, is its ****umed probability distribution before some evidence...
- Madelaine Edith Prior MBE (born 14 August 1947) is an English folk rock singer, best known as the lead vocalist of Steeleye Span. She was born in Blackpool...
- Prior art (also known as state of the art or background art) is a concept in patent law used to determine the patentability of an invention, in particular...
- In Bayesian statistics, the Jeffreys prior is a non-informative prior distribution for a parameter space. Named after Sir Harold Jeffreys, its density...
- probability distribution family as the prior probability distribution p ( θ ) {\displaystyle p(\theta )} , the prior and posterior are then called conjugate...
- Matthew Prior (21 July 1664 – 18 September 1721) was an English poet and diplomat. He is also known as a contributor to The Examiner. Prior was born in...
- Prior (or prioress) is an ecclesiastical title for a superior in some religious orders. The word is derived from the Latin for "earlier" or "first". Its...
- James Michael Leathes Prior, Baron Prior, PC (11 October 1927 – 12 December 2016) was a British Conservative Party politician. A Member of Parliament from...
- Edward Prior may refer to: Edward Gawler Prior (1853–1920), Canadian politician Edward Schroeder Prior (1857–1932), art professor at Cambridge University...