antecedent

[ an-tuh-seed-nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF antecedent

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANTECEDENT

The antecedent of this pronoun had been mentioned for the last time at eight o'clock.

If magnetism be an antecedent factor, magnetism may be its product.

The antecedent in this instance is not Rubicon, but the entire clause.

His scientists, his historians were all of the Victorian age or antecedent thereto.

No, its head spring, in this case, was antecedent to the lake.

Antecedent—That to which a relative pronoun or a relative clause refers.

What is it that binds the consequent to its antecedent in nature?

It is not brought about by the presence of antecedent realities.

This appears to be the antecedent of the modern country club.

And by the antecedent, it shall be proportionall to it in shankes.

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