come before (someone or something)(redirected from came before)
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come before (someone or something)
1. To happen or exist before someone or something else. We have to thank the generations that came before us for their hard work in establishing this organization. I can never remember which verse comes before the bridge.
2. To formally present oneself to another person or group. Due to your inappropriate actions, you will have to come before a disciplinary committee.
3. To be more important than something else; to be prioritized over something else. I'm constantly reminding my kids that schoolwork comes before any social events.
4. To be a topic of discussion or deliberation for a person or group. When will my petition finally come before the local officials?