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antecedence (s) (noun), antecedences (pl)
1. The act of going before.
2. The act of preceding in time or order.
3. A reference to occurring before or in front of something else; in time, place, rank, or sequence.
This entry is located in the following units: ante-, ant- (page 2) -cede, -ceed, -cess, -cease (page 2) -ence, -ency (page 1)
antecedence, antecedents
antecedence (an" ti SEED ns) (noun)
The act or state of going before in time; precedence; priority in time, pre-existence: In any chronology, everything has antecedence (precedence) over something else.
antecedents (ant" uh SEED uhnts) (noun)
The history, events, characteristics, etc., of one's earlier life; ancestors, forefathers: Isaac's antecedents were all pioneers.

One of Shelly's antecedents on her father’s side of the family attempted to write a chronology of the family, making sure that the antecedence of events was in the correct order.