Definition of have/take precedence oversomewhat formal
- When it comes to making health care decisions, the patient's preference should take precedence.
- The safety of the children has/takes precedence over everything else.
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene
: the fact of coming or occurring earlier in time
: the right to superior honor on a ceremonial or formal occasion
: across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space
: forward beyond an edge or brink and often down
: across the brim
used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another
used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person
used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference
: upper, higher
: outer, covering
: to leap over
: so as to exceed or surpass
: to an excessive degree
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