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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Previous \Pre"vi*ous\, a. [L. praevius going before, leading the way; prae before + via the way. See Voyage.] Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness. [1913 Webster] The dull sound . . . previous to the storm, Rolls o'er the muttering earth. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] Previous question. (Parliamentary Practice) See under Question, and compare Closure. Previous to, before; -- often used adverbially for previously. "Previous to publication." --M. Arnold. "A policy . . . his friends had advised previous to 1710." --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] Syn: Antecedent; preceding; anterior; prior; foregoing; former. [1913 Webster]