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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pri·or /ˈpraɪ(ə)r/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pri·or, n.
 1. Eccl. The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity.
 Conventical prior, or Conventual prior, a prior who is at the head of his own house. See the Note under Priory.
 Claustral prior, an official next in rank to the abbot in a monastery; prior of the cloisters.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pri·or a.
 1. Preceding in the order of time; former; antecedent; anterior; previous; as, a prior discovery; prior obligation; -- used elliptically in cases like the following: he lived alone [in the time] prior to his marriage.
 2. First, precedent, or superior in the order of cognition, reason or generality, origin, development, rank, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : earlier in time [syn: anterior, prior(a)]
      n : the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next
          below the abbot