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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

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]
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These principles, I have argued, understood in this way are basically congruent with antecedently cherished notions of liberty.
Aside from that, intelligent design requires that consciousness exist independently of and antecedently to existence; then consciousness creates and governs existence--a logical impossibility.
In view of his special responsibility for the unity of the whole Church in the faith of the apostles, it is antecedently credible that in him the infallibility of the whole Church may come to expression.
If he did antecedently want to do it, there would be no need for coercion: A could just ask, and B would cheerfully supply!
Traditionally, genuine freedom of action meant the possibility of an antecedently uncaused action, entirely dependent upon an agent's choice.
That at a certain period liberty should have been set up as something antecedently sacred per se is natural enough.
The former regulates antecedently or independently existing forms of behaviour.
He should be commended for taking seriously just how dependent the case for postmortem survival is on antecedently held beliefs about the nature of consciousness.
Therefore, the FFD muscles with lower taurine content might be antecedently influenced by exercise, and profit from the taurine supplementation.
In light of that historical reality, Goldsmith suggests that, although ID advocates, like Darwin, would like to expand scientific methodology, no one has independently and antecedently proposed their methodology.
is not a matter of conforming society to an antecedently identifiable set of distributive principles, but rather it is a task requiring vigilance and attentiveness to changing impediments to the achievement of enduring dimensions of well-being that are essential guides to the aspirations of justice (p.5).
One can be unconscious of there being a hornet in the room in the sense of being entirely without awareness of any shapes or sounds of a flying insect in the room (even though there is one) or aware of a hornet-like sound but ignoring it (to find out later that it comes from a hornet), or be antecedently aware of there being an actual hornet in the room but presently ignoring or suppressing awareness of its presence (say, for the purposes of concentrating on the task at hand).