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From Middle French antériorité, from Late Latin anterioritas, corresponding to anterior +‎ -ity


anteriority (countable and uncountable, plural anteriorities)

  1. The state of being anterior or preceding in time or in situation; priority.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for anteriority in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)