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  1. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. too soon or too hasty; "our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Previously. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Going before in time; prior. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Going before: former. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Earlier in time; former. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Being or occurring before something else. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Previousness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Going before in time; antecedent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Going before in time; before something; foregoing; preceding. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. pr[=e]'vi-us, adj. going before in time: former.--adv. PR[=E]'VIOUSLY.--n. PR[=E]'VIOUSNESS, antecedence: priority in time.--PREVIOUS QUESTION, a motion made during a debate, 'that the main question be now put.' If the decision be 'yes,' the debate is ended and the question put and decided; if it be 'no,' the debate is adjourned in the British parliament, but continues in the American assembly. [L. præevius--præ, before, via, a way.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Coming before in time or order; prior to; (slang) done or acting hastily, as you have been a little too p., whence previousness n.; (Parl.) p. question, question whether vote shall be taken on main question (put to avoid putting of main question); P. Examination, =little-go; (adv.) had called p. to (before) writing, &c. Hence previously adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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