HyperDic: prior

English > 2 senses of the word prior:
ADJECTIVEallprior, anteriorearlier in time
NOUNperson priorthe head of a religious order
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English > prior: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningEarlier in time.
Broaderantecedentpreceding in time or order
Spanishanterior, precedente, previo
Catalananterior, precedent, previ
Nounsprioritypreceding in time
English > prior: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot.
BroadersuperiorThe head of a religious community
Nounspriorshipthe office of prior

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