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ante-cēdō essī, —, ere,

to go before, get the start, precede: ad explorandum, L.: antecedentem scelestum, H.: magnis itineribus, Cs.: legiones.— Fig., to precede: si huic rei illa antecedit, is a logical condition of: haec (dies) ei antecessit, T.—To have precedence of, excel, surpass: quantum natura hominis pecudibus antecedit: eum in amicitiā, N.: scientiā reliquos, Cs.: aetate.—To be eminent, excel: honore.

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