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1 a : earlier than
: prior to
: before [premarital] [prejudgment]
b : preparatory or prerequisite to [prehearing]
2 : in advance
: beforehand [prepay]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.