Prior Appropriations

Business / Agriculture / Prior Appropriations: The system of water allocation used primarily in the arid western United States, where water is scarce. Under this system, earlier claims have priority over later claims, and claims are associated with specific volumes of water. Rights to water can be lost if they are not used.

Other Words for Prior

Prior Noun Synonyms: former, previous, earlier, one-time, ex, erstwhile, old, last, late, latest, quondam, whilom
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Priority

Business / Finance / Priority: Used for listed equity securities. System used in an auction market, in which the first bid or offer price is executed before other bid and offer prices, even if subsequent orders are larger. NYSE rul MORE

Prior-Preferred Stock

Business / Finance / Prior-Preferred Stock: Preferred stock that has a higher claim on all dividends and assets in liquidation than claims of other preferred stock. MORE

Prior-Period Adjustments

Business / Accounting / Prior-Period Adjustments: Adjustments made directly to Retained Earnings in order to correct errors in the financial statements of prior periods. MORE

Prior-Lien Bond

Business / Finance / Prior-Lien Bond: A bond usually arising from reorganization with precedence over another bond of the same issuing company that is equally secured. MORE

Priority Dates

Life Style / College / Priority Dates: Priority Dates are the dates by which you need to have your file completed in order to get financial aid before the fee-payment deadline. MORE

Priority Modes

Technology / Digital Cameras / Priority Modes: Aperture and shutter speed priority modes are a shortcut to easy exposure adjustment. To set exposure manually, you would need to adjust aperture and shutter speed settings separately. With priority m MORE

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