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Precursory definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PRECURS'ORY, a. Preceding as the harbinger; indicating something to follow; as precursory symptoms of a fever.
PRECURS'ORY, n. An introduction. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: warning of future misfortune [syn: precursory, premonitory]

Merriam Webster's

adjective see precursor

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (also precursive) 1 preliminary, introductory. 2 (foll. by of) serving as a harbinger of. Etymology: L praecursorius (as PRECURSOR)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Precursory Pre*cur"so*ry, a. [L. praecursorius.] Preceding as a precursor or harbinger; indicating something to follow; as, precursory symptoms of a fever.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Precursory Pre*cur"so*ry, n. An introduction. [Obs.]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Forerunning, preceding, precedent, antecedent, anterior, prior, previous, prevenient. 2. Prelusive, prelusory, introductory, prefatory, precursive, preliminary, proemial, preparatory, initiatory, premonitory, prognosticative.

Moby Thesaurus

antecedent, anterior, augural, chief, exordial, first, foreboding, foregoing, foremost, forerunning, foreshadowing, foreshowing, foretokening, forewarning, heading, headmost, heavy with meaning, inaugural, indicative, initiatory, intuitive, leading, meaningful, monitory, portentous, precautional, precautionary, precedent, preceding, precessional, precursive, predictive, prefatory, prefigurative, preindicative, preliminary, preludial, prelusive, premonitory, preparatory, presageful, presaging, prevenient, prior, prodromal, prodromic, proemial, prognostic, prognosticative, propaedeutic, significant, warning



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