Definition of pre-action in English:

pre-action

noun

  • Prior or previous action; action taking place before something.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the period before an action, especially a legal action.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Browne (1605–1682), physician and author. From pre- + action.

Pronunciation

pre-action

/ˌpriːˈakʃn/