meaning of prior

1. 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.
The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity.
the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot

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