Primacy is the condition of being first in line or the highest in rank.(noun)
An example of primacy is the state of being the first position in line to get into a movie theater.
See primacy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. primacies
Origin: ME primacie < MFr < ML primatia < LL primas: see primate
See primacy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. pri·ma·cies
Origin: Middle English primacie
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin prīmātia, office of church primate
Origin: , from Latin prīmās, prīmāt-, of first rank; see primate.
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