One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
with object To distinguish beforehand. Also occasionally: to distinguish above all others.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. From pre- + distinguish. Compare post-classical Latin predistinguere to predetermine (Vetus Latina), to distinguish or make distinct before.
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