PRIOR MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Prior Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) First, precedent, or superior in the order of cognition, reason or generality, origin, development, rank, etc.
  2. (a.) Preceding in the order of time; former; antecedent; anterior; previous; as, a prior discovery; prior obligation; -- used elliptically in cases like the following: he lived alone [in the time] prior to his marriage.
  3. (a.) The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity.


Synonyms:
Anterior,

• Prioress Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A lady superior of a priory of nuns, and next in dignity to an abbess.


Synonyms:
Abbess,

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