Definition of Paramount

1. Adjective. Having superior power and influence. "The predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"




Definition of Paramount

1. a. Having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all others; chief; supreme; preëminent; as, a paramount duty.

2. n. The highest or chief.

Definition of Paramount

1. Adjective. Supreme; highest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paramount

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paramount

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paramomycin
paramontroseite
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paramorphism
paramorphous
paramorphs
paramos
paramotor
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paramount (current term)
paramountcies
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paramphistomatidae
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paramural body
paramusia
paramutation
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paramyloidosis

Literary usage of Paramount

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1. A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States: Its Causes by Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1868)
"... UNDER OUR SYSTEM, THIS paramount AUTHORITY RESIDES. JUDGE BYNUM. We were all at the North very much surprised as well as disappointed, Mr. Stephens, ..."

2. The Law of Landlord and Tenant by Herbert Thorndike Tiffany (1910)
"Under title paramount—(1) What constitutes title paramount. An eviction under title paramount occurs when the tenant is deprived of possession by one having ..."

3. The Constitutional History of the United States, 1765/1895 by Francis Newton Thorpe (1901)
"The organic difference between a Territory and a State and the paramount authority of Congress to make laws which it might think necessary and proper for ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"Upon this theory the ]x>wer to regulate commerce, instead of being paramount over the subject, would become subordinate to the slate police power; ..."

5. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the by Thomas Erskine May (1871)
"They marked the paramount influence of the crown, in the government of the country. Here were the two great parties in the state looking to royal favour ..."

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