: having the highest rank : most important, powerful, or successful
top-ranking officials/students

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Recent Examples on the Web Robert Arcos, now a top-ranking official in the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office who has applied for the LAPD police chief job, described his former protege as a hard worker and strong advocate for the Latino community. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2024 Some features of Vision includes cross-consumption analysis, providing insights on user behavior across multiple VoD platforms, as well as the identification of top-ranking titles by production studio. Max Goldbart, Deadline, 9 July 2024 Michelle Anderson, the assistant inspector for audits and one of Ennis’s top-ranking deputies, is serving as acting inspector general until the White House nominates a permanent replacement, a selection that is unlikely before the November election. Lisa Rein, Washington Post, 5 July 2024 Any candidate who wins at least 50% of votes in the first round will be elected president, otherwise the two top-ranking candidates will face off in a second round a week later. Joseph Ataman, CNN, 28 June 2024 His name was found on a list published by The Austin American-Statesmen newspaper showing the names of the 32 candidates competing for the city's top-ranking role in the police department. Stepheny Price, Fox News, 25 June 2024 The top-ranking player, and one of the stars of Netflix's tennis documentary Break Point, has been dating his girlfriend, Maria Galligani, since 2018. Ellie Beeck, Peoplemag, 12 June 2024 Dissent among Democrats Schumer, the top-ranking Jewish official in the U.S., previously came under criticism for publicly calling on Israel to hold new elections. Barbara Sprunt, NPR, 7 June 2024 The Art Directors Guild has elected a new slate of executive board officers, and for the first time in the union’s history, the top-ranking four are all women. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2024

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“Top-ranking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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