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prae-cēdō cessī, cessus, ere,

to go before, precede, lead the way, lead: cum coronis aureis (in a procession), L.: praecedebat ipse vinctus, L.: fama loquax praecessit ad aures, Deïanira, tuas, O.: is praecedens agmen militum, L.: classem, L.—Of time: quae venturas praecedet sexta Kalendas, O.—Fig., to surpass, outstrip, outdo, excel: Gallos virtute, Cs.: vestros honores rebis gerendis, L.

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