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primacy

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noun pri·ma·cy \ˈprī-mə-sē\

Simple Definition of primacy

  • : the state of being most important or strongest

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of primacy

  1. 1 :  the state of being first (as in importance, order, or rank) :  preeminence <the primacy of intellectual and esthetic over materialistic values — T. R. McConnell>

  2. 2 :  the office, rank, or preeminence of an ecclesiastical primate

Examples of primacy in a sentence

  1. Civil law took primacy over religious law.

  2. She has established primacy in her field of study.



14th Century

First Known Use of primacy

14th century


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