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2 of the greatest or highest degree or quantity
  • maintaining the secrecy of the agreement is of paramount importance

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dominant, predominant, paramount, preponderant mean superior to all others in influence or importance. dominant applies to something that is uppermost because ruling or controlling. a dominant social class predominant applies to something that exerts, often temporarily, the most marked influence. a predominant emotion paramount implies supremacy in importance, rank, or jurisdiction. unemployment was the paramount issue in the campaign preponderant applies to an element or factor that outweighs all others in influence or effect. preponderant evidence in her favor

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The first known use of paramount was in 1530

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“Paramount.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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