Definition of preaudience in English:

preaudience

noun

  • The right or privilege of one person to be heard prior to another, specifically in regard to legal proceedings, as an indication of precedence or relative rank among barristers.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Roger North (1651–1734), lawyer, politician, and writer. From pre- + audience.

Pronunciation

preaudience

/(ˌ)priːˈɔːdɪəns/