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 for Preceded
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Precede \Pre*cede"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Preceded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Preceding.] [L. praecedere, praecessum; prae before
     + cedere to go, to be in motion: cf. F. pr['e]ceder. See
     Pre-, and Cede.]
     1. To go before in order of time; to occur first with
        relation to anything. "Harm precedes not sin." --Milton.
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     2. To go before in place, rank, or importance.
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     3. To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce; -- used
        with by or with before the instrumental object. [R.]
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              It is usual to precede hostilities by a public
              declaration.                          --Kent.
        [1913 Webster] Precedence

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