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antecedent

 [an″te-se´dent]
a precursor.
plasma thromboplastin antecedent (PTA) factor XI, one of the coagulation factors.

an·te·ced·ent

(an'te-sē'dent),
A precursor.
[L. antecedo, to go before]

antecedent

/an·te·ce·dent/ (an″tĭ-se´dent) a precursor.
plasma thromboplastin antecedent  (PTA) coagulation factor XI.

antecedent

[an′ti·sē′dənt]
Etymology: L, antecedentem
a thing or period that precedes others in time or order.

antecedent

adjective Existing or occurring before, which may be linked to subsequent events. See Preexisting.

an·te·ced·ent

(an'tĕ-sē'dĕnt)
A precursor.
[L. antecedo, to go before]

an·te·ced·ent

(an'tĕ-sē'dĕnt)
A precursor.
[L. antecedo, to go before]

antecedent

a precursor.

plasma thromboplastin antecedent
PTA; clotting factor XI. See plasma thromboplastin antecedent.
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Consequently antecedently to any pact or Constitution Civil, no Man may take away the life of another, or do his Body any corporal injury without a Just Cause, without the violation of this Natural Law: and upon this stands the Natural Law against (d) Murder: I say without a just Cause, for there may be a Cause to take away anothers life as in case (e) of self defence, (f) cum debito /fol.
To the extent that limited argument pools and social influences are likely to have unfortunate effects, correctives can be introduced, perhaps above all by exposing group members, at one point or another, to arguments to which they are not antecedently inclined.
bases it on a general feature he discerns in ontological arguments: "No matter how they are interpreted, these arguments have one reading on which every reasonable person will agree that they are invalid, and another reading on which those who are not antecedently convinced of the truth of the conclusion of the argument can reasonably reject one of the premises" (114).
See WEINRIB, supra note 116, at 222 ("[C]orrective justice does not antecedently determine the uniquely correct result for particular cases.
We should understand Hegel in the same way as insisting not that the equations are derivable from antecedently and independently accessible concepts, but rather that the concepts related in physical laws are given their content by the roles they play in those laws.
And she can agree to stipulatively call this difference between me and God His Authority, and that He has Authority antecedently to any of His commands.
For attitudes or motivational assumptions of an antecedently moral nature were tacitly invoked in the material interpretation of universality" (75).
Having failed to grasp the fact that much of what he accepted on faith could be defended with the metaphysics of Aristotle, he seized upon the natural philosophy of Epicurus to ground both a theory of knowledge and the moral philosophy he was antecedently committed to hold.
7) As I see it, Christian belief in personal resurrection is easier if one antecedently believes that human beings (and indeed all of creation) exist even now in virtue of the divine act of being.
The meaning of metaphors is, to quote Buchler yet again, "determined by their role in the perspective consequent upon their articulation"; hence, "their full value in most instances cannot be antecedently determined or gratuitously assigned.
33) "For the truth has been prefigured in the very reality of the facts, and the image of the mystery (sacramenti imaginem) has thus been antecedently modeled for us.
In short, how one feels about the convincingness of Lawlor's "defense of the Derridean faith" will largely depend on how one antecedently feels about the convincingness of Derrida's own conclusions.