preeminence


pre·em·i·nence

noun \prē-ˈe-mə-nən(t)s\

Definition of PREEMINENCE

:  the quality or state of being preeminent :  superiority

Examples of PREEMINENCE

  1. <the restaurant is known for the preeminence of its seafood dishes>
  2. <some historians contended that no nation had attained such undisputed preeminence since the glory days of the Roman Empire>

First Known Use of PREEMINENCE

13th century

Rhymes with PREEMINENCE

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