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1prior/ˈprajɚ/adjective
1prior
/ˈprajɚ/
adjective
Learner's definition of PRIOR  
always used before a noun
: existing earlier in time : previous
formal  : more important than something else because it came first

prior to

somewhat formal
: before (a time, event, etc.)
2prior/ˈprajɚ/noun
pluralpriors
2prior
/ˈprajɚ/
noun
pluralpriors
Learner's definition of PRIOR  
[count]
: a monk who is the head of a religious house or order
   b  : a priest whose rank is just below that of an abbot
US, informal  : a previous time of being arrested for or found guilty of a crime
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