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A PRIORI

a priori (ay prI-or-Ior ah pree-or-ee), adv.[Latin “from what is before”] Deductively; from the

general  to  the  particular  <as  an  analyst,  he  reasoned  a  priori  —  from  seemingly  self-evident

propositions to particular conclu-sions>. Cf. A POSTERIORI. — a priori,adj. [Blacks Law 8th]