Primacy meaning

prī'mə-sē
Primacy is the condition of being first in line or the highest in rank.

An example of primacy is the state of being the first position in line to get into a movie theater.

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The state of being first or foremost.
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The office, rank, or province of primate.
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The state of being first in time, order, rank, etc.
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The rank, office, or authority of a primate.
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The state or condition of being prime or first, as in time, place, rank, etc., hence, excellency; supremacy.
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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.
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Origin of primacy

  • Middle English primacie from Old French from Medieval Latin prīmātia office of church primate from Latin prīmās prīmāt- of first rank primate
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition