: the state of being first (as in importance, order, or rank) : preeminence <the primacy of intellectual and esthetic over materialistic values — T. R. McConnell>
: the office, rank, or preeminence of an ecclesiastical primate
Examples of PRIMACY
- Civil law took primacy over religious law.
- She has established primacy in her field of study.
First Known Use of PRIMACY
Related to PRIMACY
- distinction, dominance, noteworthiness, paramountcy, preeminence, preponderance, preponderancy, prepotency, prestigiousness, eminence, superiority, supremacy, transcendence
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