Priority is defined as that something or someone is more urgent or important than other things.(noun)
An example of priority is a claim that has to be processed right away and that jumps to the head of the line.
See priority in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. priorities
Origin: ME priorite < ML prioritas
See priority in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. pri·or·i·ties
Origin: Middle English priorite
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin priōritās
Origin: , from Latin prior, first; see prior2.
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