One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of a cause of an effect, disease, etc.: preceding, predisposing; designating an original or primary cause, as opposed to an immediate or exciting cause. Also (Logic): of or relating to an internal cause.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Jeanes (1611–1662), Church of England clergyman. From post-classical Latin proegumenus or its etymon ancient Greek προηγούμενος + -al.
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