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A person or thing that comes before another of the same or a similar kind; a precursor, a forerunner.
Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin antecursor forerunner, (in plural antecursores) leading troops, vanguard from ante- + cursor, after antecurrere to run in front.
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