Definitions for "Preceding"
A Business Day Convention whereby payment days that fall on a Holiday or Weekend roll backward to the preceding Good Business Day.
of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"
Keywords:  opposed, going
Going before; -- opposed to following.
Keywords:  stars, appear, move, direction, see
In the direction toward which stars appear to move. See Following, 2.
Keywords:  coming, existing
existing or coming before
Keywords:  order, time
preceding in time or order