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      adj  
1    prenominal   previous; preceding  
2    prior to   before; until  
      n  
3      (Statistics)   a prior probability  
     (C18: from Latin: previous)  
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prior          [2]  
      n  
1    the superior of a house and community in certain religious orders  
2    the deputy head of a monastery or abbey, ranking immediately below the abbot  
3    (formerly) a chief magistrate in medieval Florence and other Italian republics  
     (C11: from Late Latin: head, from Latin (adj): previous, from Old Latin pri before)  

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Prior         
      n   Matthew. 1664--1721, English poet and diplomat, noted for his epigrammatic occasional verse  


prior   [1]  
      adj  
1    prenominal   previous; preceding  
2    prior to   before; until  
      n  
3      (Statistics)   a prior probability  
     (C18: from Latin: previous)  
prior   [2]  
      n  
1    the superior of a house and community in certain religious orders  
2    the deputy head of a monastery or abbey, ranking immediately below the abbot  
3    (formerly) a chief magistrate in medieval Florence and other Italian republics  
     (C11: from Late Latin: head, from Latin (adj): previous, from Old Latin pri before)  
prior probability  
      n     (Statistics)   the probability assigned to a parameter or to an event in advance of any empirical evidence, often subjectively or on the assumption of the principle of indifference  
   Compare       posterior probability  

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prior

  
1    aforementioned, antecedent, anterior, earlier, foregoing, former, preceding, pre-existent, pre-existing, previous  
2    prior to      before, earlier than, preceding, previous to  

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adj.
related to animals which are slaughtered without prior stunning and the resulting meat (kosher or hallal meat mostly)
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