Pro*lep"tic (?), Pro*lep"tic*al (?), a. [Gr. : cf. F. proleptique.]

1.

Of or pertaining to prolepsis; anticipative.

"A far-seeing or proleptic wisdom."

De Quincey.

2.

Previous; antecedent.

Glanvill.

3. Med.

Anticipating the usual time; -- applied to a periodical disease whose paroxysms return at an earlier hour at every repetition.

 

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