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BEFO'REHAND, adverb [before and hand.] In a state of anticipation or preoccupation; often followed by with; as, you are before hand with me.

1. Antecedently; by way of preparation or preliminary; aforetime. Math.13. 1 Timothy 5:24.

2. In a state of accumulation, so as that more has been received than expended. A man is beforehand In this use it is more properly an adjective.

3. At first; before any thing is done.