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PRIOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prior mean? 

PRIOR (noun)
  The noun PRIOR has 1 sense:

1. the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot

  Familiarity information: PRIOR used as a noun is very rare.


PRIOR (adjective)
  The adjective PRIOR has 1 sense:

1. earlier in time

  Familiarity information: PRIOR used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRIOR (noun)


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Meaning:

The head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("prior" is a kind of...):

superior (the head of a religious community)


PRIOR (adjective)


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Meaning:

Earlier in time

Synonyms:

prior; anterior

Similar:

antecedent; preceding (preceding in time or order)


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