An example of primacy is the state of being the first position in line to get into a movie theater.
- the state of being first in time, order, rank, etc.
- the rank, office, or authority of a primate
Origin of primacyMiddle English primacie ; from Middle French ; from Medieval Latin primatia ; from Late Latin primas: see primate
- The state of being first or foremost.
- Ecclesiastical The office, rank, or province of primate.
Origin of primacyMiddle English primacie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin pr&imacron;m&amacron;tia, office of church primate, from Latin pr&imacron;m&amacron;s, pr&imacron;m&amacron;t-, of first rank; see primate.
- The state or condition of being prime or first, as in time, place, rank, etc., hence, excellency; supremacy.
- The office, rank, or character of a primate; the chief ecclesiastical station or dignity in a national church; the office or dignity of an archbishop; as, the primacy of England.