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Meaning of PREEXISTENCE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  existing in a former state or previous to something else
 

PREEXISTENCE is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: being, beingness, existence

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre`["e]x*ist"ence\, n.
1. Existence in a former state, or previous to something
   else.

         Wisdom declares her antiquity and pre["e]xistence to
         all the works of this earth.          --T. Burnet.

2. Existence of the soul before its union with the body; -- a
   doctrine held by certain philosophers. --Addison.

 

 

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