preallable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French preallable ( > modern préalable), from prealler (to precede).

Adjective[edit]

preallable (comparative more preallable, superlative most preallable)

  1. (obsolete, rare) Preliminary; previous.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 187:
      And it was not to bee modelled or directed by the paterne of regular and remisse friendship, wherein so many precautions of a long and preallable conversation are required.