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antecedent

adjective antecedens, anterior, first, fore, foregoing, forerunning, former, going beeore in time, inaugural, introductory, precedent, precursive, precursory, pre-existent, prefatory, preliminary, prelusive, preparatory, prevenient, prior
Associated concepts: antecedent creditors, antecedent debt, preexisting debts, preexisting liabilities

antecedent

noun ancestor, ancestry, before mennioned, derivation, forerunner, former, last, lineage, original, patriarch, pedigree, pioneer, precedent, precursor, preliminary, premise, primogenitor, progenitor, stock
See also: aforesaid, ascendant, before mentioned, derivation, forerunner, former, initial, last, original, preceding, precursory, predecessor, previous, primogenitor, prior, progenitor, sine qua non

ANTECEDENT. Something that goes before. In the construction of laws, agreements, and the like, reference is always to be made to the last antecedent; ad proximun antecedens fiat relatio. But not only the antecedents but the subsequent clauses of the instrument must be considered: Ex antecedentibus et consequentibus fit optima interpretatio.

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Anne Sancier celebrates the traditional image of Du Vair as one of the leading precursors in the evolution toward classical style, discerning in his writings the early observance of strict rules of antecedence that would come to characterize modern French prose.
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Some obscure actor would appear and he'd name them and their antecedence.
Ellipsis then does not seem, at close quarters, to lose its standing when extended past the point of purely linguistic antecedence any more than pronouns, as embodiments of reference, do.
Not unexpectedly, the Swiss usually win, but that doesn't keep the Brits from coining back, year after year, to claim their Alpine antecedence.