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precedence

noun

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the right to one's attention before other things considered less important
  • his merchandise order takes precedence because we received it first

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  • back burner
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The first known use of precedence was in the 15th century

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preceded

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precedences

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“Precedence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/precedence. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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