previous Idioms & Phrases

Previous question

  • noun a motion calling for an immediate vote on the main question under discussion by a deliberative assembly
  • . (Parliamentary Practice) See under Question, and compare Closure.
Webster 1913

Previous to

  • before; often used adverbially for previously. "Previous to publication." M. Arnold. "A policy . . . his friends had advised previous to 1710." J. H. Newman.
Webster 1913