Definition for PREV'A-LENT


  1. Gaining advantage or superiority; victorious. Brennus told the Roman embassadors, that prevalent arms were as good as any title. – Ralegh.
  2. Powerful; efficacious; successful; as, prevalent supplications.
  3. Predominant; most generally received or current; as, a prevalent opinion. – Woodward.
  4. Predominant; most general; extensively existing; as, a prevalent disease.

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