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    Meaning, Definition & Pronunciation of "prior" in English - English

    Tojoman Dictionary


    the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot

    a priori

    based on hypothesis or theory rather than experiment

    a priori

    derived by logic, without observed facts


    a nun in charge of a priory; an abbess or mother superior


    status established in order of importance or urgency


    a small monastery or nunnery that is governed by a prior or prioress.

    Context Examples


    1. And indeed We will make them taste of the Penalty of this (life) prior to the supreme Penalty, in order that they may (repent and) return.
    2. It wasnarrated from ‘Amr bin Shu’aib, from his father, that hisgrandfather said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘Whoevergivesmedical treatment, with no prior knowledge of medicine, isresponsible(for any harm done).’”
    3. Prior-period adjustments

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