http://www.iswearenglish.com/ https://www.facebook.com/iswearenglish https://twitter.com/iswearenglish An explanation of the meanning of the adjective and noun prior and an explanation of the meaning of prior to. Prior to is a preposition meaning before. The adjective prior means previous and the noun can either mean a criminal conviction informally. A prior is a rank in a religious orer in a monastery.
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