- The act or state of being antecedent or prevenient.
- Attention to another's needs.
- (Methodism) The act or condition of occurring earlier, of being antecedent.
- (Methodism) Something done beforehand in anticipation of a later situation.
- In contemporary English, this term is specific to Methodism and the theology of John Wesley.
From Latin praeveniÄ“ns (“preceding, coming before").