Meaning of prevential in English:

prevential

Pronunciation /pr??v?n?l/

adjective

  • Precautionary; that prevents something from occurring or being done.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Burton (fl. 1656–1661), diarist. Irregularly from either prevent or its etymon classical Latin praevent-, past participial stem of praevenīre prevene + -ial.