Definition of beforetime in US English:

beforetime

adverb

archaic
  • Previously; formerly.

    • ‘And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, then the people said one to another, What is this that is come unto the son of Kish?’
    • ‘We are going to discover that our enemies are never going to gain control over us again, as they did beforetime.’
    • ‘And this was one of Saint Bridget's Days that this creature was in her chapel, which beforetime was her chamber that she died in.’
    • ‘Be sure, what is happening today has happened beforetime as well, and if you recognize the story you will be guided.’

Pronunciation

beforetime

/bəˈfôrˌtīm/