Origin of primusMedieval Latin prīmus from Latin first ; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
- One of the bishops of the Episcopal Church of Scotland, who presides at the meetings of the bishops, and has certain privileges but no metropolitan authority.
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From Latin, meaning "the first".