preeminence

noun pre·em·i·nence \ prē-ˈe-mə-nən(t)s \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of preeminence

:the quality or state of being preeminent :superiority

Examples of preeminence in a Sentence

  1. the restaurant is known for the preeminence of its seafood dishes

  2. some historians contended that no nation had attained such undisputed preeminence since the glory days of the Roman Empire

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First Known Use of preeminence

13th century



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