precellence

noun
variants: or precellency

Definition of precellence

obsolete

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History and Etymology for precellence

precellence from Middle English, from Late Latin praecellentia, from Latin praecellent-, praecellens (present participle of praecellere) + -ia -y; precellency from Late Latin praecellentia

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