Definition for PRE'VI-OUS

PRE'VI-OUS, a. [L. prævisus; præ, before, and via, way, that is, a going, Sax. wæg.]

Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, a previous intimation of a design; a previous notion; a previous event. Sound from the mountain, previous to the storm, / Rolls o'er the muttering earth. – Thomson.

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