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preliminary

adjective aforementioned, antecedent, anterior, beginning, coming before, early, exordial, former, inaugural, incipient, initial, initiatory, opening, original, preceding, precursive, precursory, preexisting, prefatory, preludial, prelusive, prelusory, preparative, preparatory, prevenient, previous, primary, prior, proemial, starting, trial
Associated concepts: preliminary agreement, preliminary hearing, preliminary injunction, preliminary notice, preeiminary plea, preliminary relief, preliminary restraining order
See also: antecedent, before mentioned, inchoate, initial, last, original, overture, preceding, precursory, preparatory, previous, prior

PRELIMINARY. Something which precedes, as preliminaries of peace, which are the first sketch of a treaty, and contain the principal articles on which both parties are desirous of concluding, and which are to serve as the basis of the treaty.

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Pat Casey: Another OTC Elite member advances from 1,500 prelims with sixth-best time.
First round: Thongsbridge CBC v Golcar Lib, Lockwood Con B v winner of prelim.
First-placed Prelim 14 restricted rider Zoe Dykes rode Jenny, a 12-year-old 16hh bay mare bred by Malcolm Pyrah.
First round: Lockwood Con A v Thongsbridge CBC A, Longwood A v winner of prelim.
In July we went to the North Regional Dressage qualifying finals at Fry's Equestrian Centre in East Yorkshire where I finished eighth in the Novice regional and had a second Prelim place.
Final competition day saw minor Prelim placings and another six points for PC Debbie Smith and Ivy a 22-year-old dark bay mare, an added bonus for an already untouchable points score resulting in a senior dressage title.
Class 2 ( Prelim 18 ( Section B, Juniors: 1 Catherine Simpson, Jewel in the Crown; 2 Louise McCrae, Rosie; 3 Christopher Grant, Whitehope Morag; 4 Marcus Rowe, Lady Lovella; 5 Sarah Cornhill, Lady Endora.
Van Nuys sophomore Claudia Ochotorena was the only area swimmer to record the fastest prelim times in two events, taking another step toward defending her titles in the 100backstroke and 100 butterfly.
Saugus had one of the best teams in California that year, but its postseason was halted by a tragic car accident on Halloween, one week before the Southern Section prelims.
Close to 214 teams from 19 schools from all across the Sultanate will slug it out at the mega prelims today to win a place in the finals of the Times of Oman Inter School Quiz Contest (TOOISQC).
According to UPSC, 3,18,843 candidates applied for the 2008 prelims.
Following their swims at Wednesday's prelims, combined with the results of Friday's diving final, the Cavaliers are the projected favorites to become the first team since Palisades of Pacific Palisades in 2003 to capture both City titles Wednesday.