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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
4. Motion with Reference to Direction

280. [Going Before.] Precession.

   NOUN:PRECESSION, leading, heading; precedence [See Precedence]; priority [See Priority]; the lead, le pas [F.]; van (front) [See Front]; precursor [See Precursor].
   VERB:PRECEDE, go before, go ahead, go in the van, go in advance; forerun, forego [archaic]; usher in, introduce, herald, head, take the lead; lead, lead the way, lead the dance; get -, have- the start; steal a march; get before, get ahead, get in front of; outstrip [See Overrun]; take precedence &c. (first in order) [See Precedence].
   ADJECTIVE:LEADING, precedent &c. v.; first, foremost.
   ADVERB:IN ADVANCE, before, ahead, in the van; foremost, headmost; in front.
   QUOTATION:Seniores priores.