former


former
adjective
1)

the former bishop

Syn:
one-time, erstwhile, sometime, ex-, late; previous, foregoing, preceding, earlier, prior, past, last
Ant:
future, next
2)

in former times

Syn:
earlier, old, past, bygone, olden, long-ago, gone by, long past, of old; literary of yore
Ant:
future, present
3)

the former of the two

Syn:
first-mentioned, first
Ant:
latter

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