- adj. 优先的；在先的，在前的
- adv. 在前，居先
- n. (Prior)人名；(法、西、葡、捷)普里奥尔；(英)普赖尔；(意)普廖尔
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- prior: Prior the ecclesiastical rank  and prior ‘previous’  are ultimately the same word. Both go back to Latin prior ‘former, superior’, a comparative formation based on the Old Latin preposition pri ‘before’. This came in postclassical times to be used as a noun meaning ‘superior officer, administrator’, and it was taken over as such into the terminology of the monastic foundations.
- prior (adj.)
- "earlier," 1714, from Latin prior "former, previous, first;" figuratively "superior, better;" as a noun "forefather; superior rank;" comparative of Old Latin pri "before," from PIE *prai-, *prei-, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).
- prior (n.)
- "superior officer of a religious house or order," late Old English, from Medieval Latin prior "superior officer," noun use of Latin adjective meaning "former, superior" (see prior (adj.)). As short for prior arrest, by 1990, American English.
- 1. Prior to his Japan trip, he went to New York.
- 2. Just phone in your order three or more days prior to departure.
- 3. For the prior year, they reported net income of $1.1 million.
- 4. Although not essential, some prior knowledge of statistics is desirable.
- 5. Anglers are required to obtain prior authorization from the park keeper.
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