existing or coming before
past(a), preceding(a), retiring(a)(adj)
of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office
"a retiring member of the board"
Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
On the preceding Monday Shobana had left on vacation.
going before; -- opposed to following
in the direction toward which stars appear to move. See Following, 2
The numerical value of preceding in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of preceding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9