What is Ante?

Legal Definition
Lat. Before. Usually employed in old pleadings as expressive of time, as prae (before) was of place, and coram (before) of person. Townsh. PI. 22. Occurring In a report or a text-book, It is used to refer the reader to a previous part of the book.
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-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Before.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary