Definition of antefact in English:

antefact

noun

  • Something done or occurring before; a previous act or event. Later also: a previously existing circumstance.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Cockeram (fl. 1623–1658), lexicographer. From post-classical Latin antefactum past deed from classical Latin ante- + factum deed.

Pronunciation

antefact

/ˈantɪfakt/