Definition of Primacy

1. Noun. The state of being first in importance.

Generic synonyms: Grandness, Importance

Definition of Primacy

1. n. The state or condition of being prime or first, as in time, place, rank, etc., hence, excellency; supremacy.

Definition of Primacy

1. Noun. The state or condition of being prime or first, as in time, place, rank, etc., hence, excellency; supremacy. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

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Definition of Primacy

1. the state of being first [n -CIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Primacy

prilling tower
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prim up
prima ballerina
prima ballerinas
prima donna
prima donnas
prima facie
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primacy effect
primacy effects
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primal cut
primal horde
primal hordes
primal scene
primal scream

Literary usage of Primacy

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"At the close of the Constitution the opposing heresies are rejected in eighteen canons. chapters, In the third chapter the meaning ana nature of the primacy ..."

2. Christian Apologetics: A Defense of the Catholic Faith by Walter Devivier, Sebastian Gebhard Messmer (1903)
"V.—THE primacy OF THE SEE OF PETER, OR THE PAPACY.1 This question belongs naturally to the chapter which follows, but we treat it here because the primacy ..."

3. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin, John Allen (1816)
"But the head and summit of the whole establishment, that is, the primacy of the Roman see ... that see holds the primacy above all ..."

4. A History of Diplomacy in the International Development of Europe by David Jayne Hill (1905)
"Above all, it was invested with an exceptional sanctity and authority by the legend of St. Peter, whose primacy among the apostles was attested by the ..."

5. The Theological Works of Isaac Barrow by Isaac Barrow (1830)
"In order to the discussion and resolution of the first point, I shall treat upon the primacy of St. Peter; endeavouring to shew what primacy he was capable ..."

6. Manual of Universal Church History by Johannes Baptist Alzog, Francis Joseph Pabisch, Thomas Sebastian Byrne (1889)
"The spirit which most strikingly characterized the present epoch was an unmistakable tendency to hring out and strengthen the principle of the primacy of ..."

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