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Daemon
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antecedent

(noun) Anything that precedes something similar in time.

Synonyms: forerunner

Usage: This era is one of heedless consumption, but perhaps you can blame that on its antecedent.
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Sentence flow and ... the note of gentle and restrained melancholy which pervaded Prince Paul's letter irritated everyone profoundly ... not to one mortal only but to all that in this antecedent world dwell, those uneasy, faithless blossoms I must accord.








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Latin present participle of antecedere = one that goes before
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An antecedent is a thing that comes before something else. You might think rap music has no historical antecedent, but earlier forms of African American spoken verse go back for centuries.

In logic, mathematics, and grammar, the word antecedent (from Latin ante-, "before" + cedere, "to yield") has the meaning "the first part of a statement." More generally, it means "something that came before, and perhaps caused, something else." The word is also an adjective: a lawyer or judge might talk about the "antecedent events" leading up to someone committing a crime.

http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/antecedent
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How "antecedent" is different from "precedent"?
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my son graduation came after his new business
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I find it curious that this article does not mention the verb root, "antecede," except in citing its medieval Latin origins back in 1300-1400 A.D.
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ANTECEDENT

antecedent

previous, prior, preceding, earlier, foregoing, precedent, precursory, preexistent

antecedent

predecessor, precursor, forerunner, ancestor, primogenitor, progenitor, forefather
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Antecedent comes from Latin Ante (before) and cedere (to go or to yield)

The following words also have cedere as a Latin antecedent:

abscess
accede
ancestor
antecedent
cease
cede
cession
concede
decease
exceed
intercede
necessary
precede
precedence
proceed
recede
secession
succeed

Some etymologies are quite interesting, as can be found by searching the term "cedere" in the Online Etymology Dictionary

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ROGET´S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS ANTECEDEMT 116. PRIORITY NOUNS 2. premice. We must verify Mr. Jones antecedents before hiring him.
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