primacy


pri·ma·cy

noun \ˈprī-mə-sē\

: the state of being most important or strongest

Full Definition of PRIMACY

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

Examples of PRIMACY

  1. Civil law took primacy over religious law.
  2. She has established primacy in her field of study.

First Known Use of PRIMACY

14th century

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