Legal Definition and Related Resources of Before

Meaning of Before

prior to, in point of time; ahead in space; in the presence of; under the official purview of.

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What does Before mean in American Law?

The definition of Before in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

Prior to (“Come before noon”); in advance of (“The drum major marched before the band”); in front of or in the presence of (“On the 6th of May, 1979, before me appeared Tom Jones … .






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