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

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section IV. Order
2. Consecutive Order

62. Precedence.

   NOUN:PRECEDENCE; predecession [rare]; coming before &c. v.; the lead, le pas [F.]; superiority [See Superiority]; importance [See Importance]; premise or premiss; antecedence or antecedency; anteriority (front) [See Front]; precursor [See Precursor]; priority [See Priority]; precession [rare] [See Precession]; anteposition; epacme; preference.
  PREFIX, prefixture [rare], prelude, affix, preamble, overture, ritornel, ritornello [It.], voluntary.
   VERB:PRECEDE, forerun, forego [archaic], prevene [rare]; come before, come first; head, lead, take the lead; lead the way, lead the dance; introduce, prologize [rare], usher in; have the pas [F.]; set the fashion (influence) [See Influence]; open the ball, lead the cotillion [U. S.], lead the german [U. S.]; rank, outrank; take precedence, have precedence; have the start &c. (get before) [See Precession].
  PLACE BEFORE; prefix; premise, prelude, preface; affix.
   ADJECTIVE:PRECEDING &c. v.; precedent, antecedent; anterior; prior [See Priority]; before; former, foregoing; before mentioned, above mentioned, aforementioned; aforesaid, said; precursory, precursive; prevenient, preliminary, prefatory, introductory; prelusive, prelusory; proemial, preparatory.
   ADVERB:BEFORE; in advance (precession) [See Precession].
  1. Seniores priores.
  2. Prior tempore prior jure.