American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Preterpluperfect

PRETERPLUPER’FECT, a. [L. proeter, beyond, plus, more, and perfectus, perfect.] Literally, beyond more than perfect; an epithet designating the tense of verbs which expresses action or being past prior to another past event or time; better denominated the prior past tense, that is, past prior to another event.

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