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1. the superior of a house and community in certain religious orders
2. the deputy head of a monastery or abbey, ranking immediately below the abbot
3. (formerly) a chief magistrate in medieval Florence and other Italian republics


Matthew. 1664--1721, English poet and diplomat, noted for his epigrammatic occasional verse



(1) A superior of a small Catholic monastery.

(2) The official second in rank after the grand master in various religious orders of knights.

(3) In the medieval communes of central Italy, the head of a guild, who was usually a member of the commune’s administration (priorate).

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Given the consequences for the people of Palestine, Prior writes, "I find their moral stance disturbing.
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Offering transition rules for certain taxpayers that had filed Form 3115 for their first effective tax year prior to the issuance of this guidance.
If the prior is found not true, the sentence gets cut pretty close to half.
47, paragraph 30: "In prior periods, likely misstatements may not have been corrected by the entity because they did not cause the financial statements for those periods to be materially misstated.