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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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The Court has preliminarily approved the settlement and a final approval hearing is set for February 25, 2016.
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After further discussion with industry insiders, the FSC has preliminarily decided to change the method for collecting the service fees for the financial ombudsman committee.
All shares that were validly tendered and not withdrawn during the offering period have been preliminarily accepted for payment.
Right now, the staffs of the airport and the city are trying to schedule something to get together preliminarily before the policy makers meet.
I'm looking at it preliminarily," said Trump, who already has Riverside South, a 74-acre residential project along the Hudson River, moving forward at this time.
The district court preliminarily enjoined the state from continuing to operate the prison in an unconstitutionally overcrowded and unsafe manner.
School officials blamed the small turnout on Halloween parties, the kickoff change - it was preliminarily scheduled for 12:30 - and the disappointing season.
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A positive preliminary determination by the ITC would result in countervailing duties being preliminarily imposed to offset the subsidies as early as October and anti dumping duties being preliminarily imposed as early as December.
The PUC also preliminarily denied our proposal for programs to help FirstEnergy customers use energy more efficiently," continued Hanger.