Meaning of antecedence in English:


Pronunciation /ˌantɪˈsiːdəns/

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‘Now Afro-Americans, frustrated in their search for antecedence in their African line, might turn to their Scottish roots.’
  • ‘Unlike surrounding leaves, these pages - heavily edited, faded, some with frayed edges - were typed with a black ribbon, a telltale sign of antecedence.’
  • ‘This has a long antecedence, and the book reviews some of the historical and theoretical literature on the nature of law, including some Marxist sources.’
  • ‘This antecedence of being does not yet have the responsibility of being.’
  • ‘Existence is always infinitely indebted to this absolute antecedence, this inconceivable origin.’