Variant of primate
- Rare a person with primacy
- an archbishop, or the highest-ranking bishop in a province, etc.
- any of an order (Primates) of mammals characterized esp. by flexible hands and feet, each with five digits, including humans, great apes, monkeys, and lemurs
Origin: ME primat < OFr < LL primas (gen. primatis), of the first, chief < L primus, first: see prime
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