precedent (adj.)
former, previous, prior
AC IV.xiv.83 [Antony to Eros, of Eros killing him] Do it at once, / Or thy precedent services are all / But accidents unpurposed
Ham III.iv.99 [Hamlet to Gertrude, of Claudius] A slave that is not twentieth part the tithe / Of your precedent lord
Tim I.i.137 [Old Athenian to Timon] Our own precedent passions do instruct us / What levity's in youth

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