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In the first place.

[Middle English in primis, from Latin in prīmīs : in, among; see in-2 + prīmīs, ablative pl. of prīmus, first; see per in Indo-European roots.]


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) archaic in the first place
[C15: from Latin phrase in prīmīs, literally: among the first things]


(ɪmˈpraɪ mɪs, -ˈpri-)

in the first place.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin, contraction of phrase in prīmīs]
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We are pleased to join forces with Imprimis and look forward to introducing Go Dropless and LessDrops to the estimated 1,200 ophthalmologists who perform over 250,000 cataract surgeries in our country each year," stated John DiGenova, Principal of Advanced Dosage.
20, at what should be a big price, Imprimis Tagula returns to the turf after a fruitful winter on the all-weather.
Baum, CEO of Imprimis, stated, "The acquisition of our third compounding pharmacy and licensure in Texas represents an important milestone for our company and for me personally because I was born and raised in Texas and have a special appreciation for its size and dynamism.