Definition of 'antecedent'
- someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
Synonyms: ancestor ascendant ascendent root
Antonyms: descendant descendent
- a preceding occurrence or cause or event
- anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"
- the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
- preceding in time or order