in the first place; to begin with
Origin of imprimisMiddle English inprimis ; from Classical Latin in primis, literally , among the first ; from in, among + primis, ablative plural of primus, first: see prime
In the first place.
Origin of imprimisMiddle English in primis, from Latin in pr&imacron;m&imacron;s : in, among; see in–2 + pr&imacron;m&imacron;s, ablative pl. of pr&imacron;mus, first; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
- In the first place (used to introduce a list of items or considerations).
Latin imprimis (“firstly”)