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Use "preconditions" in a sentence
"Certain conditions and preconditions can be equally precise -- we shall only speak French during our negotiations, each party shall have jars of jellybeans in arm's reach -- but where _conditions_ apply generally to all such negotiations, _preconditions_ are incorporated into the specific terms of that specific agreement."
"Hillary focused on her 'scars' and the term preconditions ... thus her phrasing was about not 'promising'."
"You have to build what we call the preconditions of democracy: help to build independent media, help economic development, women's rights, effective political parties, an effective civil society."