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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.
Around 3,000 students participated in the prelims, which were conducted at six centres in the Sultanate.
HOT TO TROT Making strides in the Prelim 14 test at Union Hall dressage to finish in third place, restricted rider Lousie Atkinson and Hendrik fan Arummieden, a six-year-old Friesian stallion.
Schaaf, seeded ninth entering the prelims, finished third in the her 800 heat, but her time of 2:08.
First round: Golcar Lib A v Cowcliffe Lib, Meltham BC B v winner of prelim.
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.
Keeping all these factors in mind, the questions of the ESE 2018 Online Prelims Test Series are prepared by expert faculty members, who are ex-ESE and ESE rankers, and are masters in their respective subjects.
Over five lakh Civil Service aspirants preparing for 2010 prelims this year have a lot to cheer about.
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.