Another word for antecedent

Noun

antecedent - the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun

ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root - someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

antecedent, forerunner - anything that precedes something similar in time

Example:- phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience

antecedent - a preceding occurrence or cause or event

Adjective

antecedent - preceding in time or order

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Source : WordNet