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a priori

  (formal)
accepted without being thought about or questioned The existence of God is a priori for most people with a religious faith. In a court of law, a priori assumptions about guilt and innocence can be dangerous.
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We are heartened that congressional leadership is making education reform a priority as Congress resumes and turns its attention to the Straight 'A's Act.
They'll play again for three games at the end of the month, certainly putting a priority on setting themselves up for the playoffs, aligning their rotation, etc.
He added, "Although tort reform is a priority concern, neither Clinton nor Perot has focused on civil justice reform.
From the shortstop's position, though, defense is a priority.
Ellis said many JetHawks fans have told him they enjoy traveling to Arizona to see the team in spring training and that landing a parent team that has its training facility in the Phoenix area is a priority.
In those communities, such as the Eastside, that were slated to receive a subway, light rail and increased bus service should be given a priority before improvements commence to other areas.
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