Definition of Precedency

1. Noun. Status established in order of importance or urgency. "National independence takes priority over class struggle"

Exact synonyms: Precedence, Priority
Generic synonyms: High Status
Specialized synonyms: Back Burner, Front Burner
Derivative terms: Precedential, Prioritize



2. Noun. Preceding in time.

3. Noun. The act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony).
Exact synonyms: Precedence, Precession
Generic synonyms: Activity
Derivative terms: Precede, Precedent, Precede, Precedent, Precede, Precede, Precede

Definition of Precedency

1. Noun. Precedence; superiority. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) The fact of serving as a precedent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Precedency

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Precedency

precautioned
precautioning
precautions
precautious
precautiously
precautiousness
precava
precavae
precaval
precedaneous
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preceded
precedence
precedences
precedencies
precedency (current term)
precedent
precedented
precedentedly
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precedentially
precedenting
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precedents
precedes
precedest
precedeth
preceding
preceding(a)
preceed

Literary usage of Precedency

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"Pré- And since precedency or pre-eminence of rank is a ... obtained the honours of crowned heads ; bu. their ambassadors yield precedency to those of kings. ..."

2. Reports of Cases Heard and Decided in the House of Lords on Appeals and by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Charles Clark, William Finnelly, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1873)
"precedency of Counsel. The Attorney-General of England has precedency over the Lord Advocate of Scotland, in all matters in which they may appear as counsel ..."

3. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller (1837)
"Precedents for precedency. Observe the method in the nomination of these commissioners, wherein no wonder if the bishops precede so great an earl. ..."

4. Culloden Papers: Comprising an Extensive and Interesting Correspondence from by H. R. Duff (1815)
"LETTER from the Queen, settling the precedency of the Courts of Justice in Scotland. By her Majesty the Queen, Guardian of the Kingdome, &c. ..."

5. The Earldom of Mar in Sunshine and in Shade During Five Hundred Years: With by Alexander Crawford Lindsay Crawford (1882)
"Because the Commissioners acted and the Decreet proceeded in ignorance of the true facts of the case affecting the Mar precedency, in consequence of Earl ..."

6. Culloden Papers: Comprising an Extensive and Interesting Correspondence from by H. R. Duff (1815)
"LETTER from the Queen, settling the precedency of the Courts of Justice in Scotland. By her Majesty the Queen, Guardian of the Kingdome, &c. ..."

7. The History of the Puritans, Or Protestant Non-conformists by Daniel Neal (1817)
"As to the synod of Dor!, no precedency was given to the bishop on account of his episcopal ... The case of precedency, according to Brandt, appears to have ..."

8. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United by George Edward Cokayne (1887)
"No such acquiescence, however, waa given to (8) the precedency of the ... In this creation the clause of precedency was over all (they were but two) ..."

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