Antecedently to Anthophagous

(An`te*ced"ent*ly) adv. Previously; before in time; at a time preceding; as, antecedently to conversion. Barrow.

(An`te*ces"sor) n. [L., fr. antecedere, antecessum. See Antecede, Ancestor.]

1. One who goes before; a predecessor.

The successor seldom prosecuting his antecessor's devices.
Sir E. Sandys.

2. An ancestor; a progenitor. [Obs.]

(An"te*cham`ber) n. [Cf. F. antichambre.]

1. A chamber or apartment before the chief apartment and leading into it, in which persons wait for audience; an outer chamber. See Lobby.

2. A space viewed as the outer chamber or the entrance to an interior part.

The mouth, the antechamber to the digestive canal.
Todd & Bowman.

(An"te*chap`el) n. The outer part of the west end of a collegiate or other chapel. Shipley.

(An*te"cians) n. pl. See Antœcians.

(An`te*com*mun"ion) n. A name given to that part of the Anglican liturgy for the communion, which precedes the consecration of the elements.

(An`te*cur"sor) n. [L., fr. antecurrere to run before; ante + currere to run.] A forerunner; a precursor. [Obs.]

(An"te*date`) n.

1. Prior date; a date antecedent to another which is the actual date.

2. Anticipation. [Obs.] Donne.

(An"te*date`) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Antedated; p. pr. & vb. n. Antedating.]

1. To date before the true time; to assign to an earlier date; thus, to antedate a deed or a bond is to give it a date anterior to the true time of its execution.

2. To precede in time.

3. To anticipate; to make before the true time.

And antedate the bliss above.

Who rather rose the day to antedate.

(An`te*di*lu"vi*al) a. [Pref. ante- + diluvial.] Before the flood, or Deluge, in Noah's time.

(An`te*di*lu"vi*an) a. Of or relating to the period before the Deluge in Noah's time; hence, antiquated; as, an antediluvian vehicle.n. One who lived before the Deluge.

(An"te*fact`) n. Something done before another act. [Obs.]

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