im·​pri·​mis im-ˈprī-məs How to pronounce imprimis (audio)
: in the first place
used to introduce a list of items or considerations

Word History


Middle English imprimis, from Latin in primis among the first (things)

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of imprimis was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Imprimis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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