Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (philosophy) The quality or state of being known a priori
2008 April 5, Ásta Sveinsdóttir, “Essentiality conferred”, in Philosophical Studies, volume 140, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s11098-008-9230-4:
- The apriority is, however, not to be merely as a result of the fixing of the meaning of the term, such as when I dub my cat ‘Cat’ and then claim to know a priori that my cat is called ‘Cat’.
the quality or state of being known a priori