Definition of prior to in English:

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prior to

Before a particular time or event: she visited me on the day prior to her death
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  • In the weeks and months prior to his death, he took some steps to organise his financial affairs.
  • Why are cameras not placed at frequent intervals on this road or, at the very least prior to a sharp bend?
  • He said that the back of the silver Rover had been clipped by the blue Mercedes prior to the collision.
before, until, till, up to, previous to, earlier than, preceding, leading up to
formal anterior to
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