Existing before a war; especially; existing before the American Civil War
Referring to the period preceding the Civil War, especially in the Southern us.
Belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War.
Existing before the war, especially the us civil war.
In us usage, an adjective referring to the period just before the Civil War (1861–65).
The term “prewar” is used when describing the period before any other war.