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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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