If you overdraw your account without prior arrangement, you will automatically be charged a higher rate of interest
2 prior to. before, previous to, previously to, till, until, preceding:
Prior to the earthquake, Valdivia was a river port.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, noun +adjective[only before noun] 1 happening or existing before sth else or before a particular time Synonym: PREVIOUS Although not essential, some prior knowledge of statistics is desirable. + This information must not be disclosed without prior written consent. + Visits are by prior arrangement. + Please give us prior notice if you need an evening meal. + She will be unable to attend because of a prior engagement. 2 already existing and therefore more important: They have a prior claim to the property. 3 (prior to) (formal) before sth: during the week prior to the meeting +noun (feminine prioress ) 1 a person who is in charge of a group of MONKS or NUNS living in a PRIORY 2 (in an ABBEY) a person next in rank below an ABBOT or ABBESS
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