Definition of Preeminence

1. Noun. High status importance owing to marked superiority. "A scholar of great eminence"

Exact synonyms: Distinction, Eminence, Note
Generic synonyms: High Status
Specialized synonyms: King
Derivative terms: Eminent, Preeminent



Definition of Preeminence

1. Noun. the status of being preeminent, dominant or ascendant ¹

2. Noun. high importance; superiority ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preeminence

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Preeminence

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1. A History of Political Theories, Ancient and Mediaeval by William Archibald Dunning (1921)
"The Argument for Sacerdotal preeminence In the centuries during which the clash of the powers was most intense, the social and intellectual conditions were ..."

2. Guild Socialism: An Historical and Critical Analysis by Niles Carpenter (1922)
"THE POLITICAL ARGUMENT The political phase of the case for Guild Socialism is involved in the theories of (1) the preeminence of economic power, ..."

3. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"Let profit have the preeminence of honor, in the end of poetry. Pleasure, tho' but the second in degree, is the first in favor. And who would not choose to ..."

4. Sermons by Phillips Brooks (1896)
"THE preeminence OF CHRISTIANITY. " Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go ? Thou hast the words of eternal life."—JOHN vi. 68. ..."

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