paramount

(redirected from paramouncy)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

par·a·mount

 (păr′ə-mount′)
adj.
1. Of chief concern or importance: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union" (Abraham Lincoln).
2. Highest in rank, power, or authority: the paramount leader of the nation.
n.
One that has the highest rank, power, or authority.

[Anglo-Norman paramont, above : par, by (from Latin per; see per in Indo-European roots) + amont, above, upward; see amount.]

par′a·mount′cy n.
par′a·mount′ly adv.

paramount

(ˈpærəˌmaʊnt)
adj
of the greatest importance or significance; pre-eminent
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rare a supreme ruler
[C16: via Anglo-Norman from Old French paramont, from par by + -amont above, from Latin ad montem to the mountain]
ˈparaˌmountcy, ˈparaˌmouncy n
ˈparaˌmountly adv

par•a•mount

(ˈpær əˌmaʊnt)

adj.
1. chief in importance or impact; supreme; preeminent.
2. above others in rank or authority; superior.
n.
3. a supreme ruler; overlord.
[1525–35; < Anglo-French paramont above =par- per- + a mont < Latin ad montem to the mountain, hence, upward, above; see ad-, mount2]
par′a•mount•cy, n.
par′a•mount•ly, adv.
syn: See dominant.

paramount

, tantamount - Paramount means "primary, top," and tantamount means "equivalent to, same as"; paramount first meant "highest in jurisdiction."
See also related terms for highest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.paramount - having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"

paramount

paramount

adjective
1. Most important, influential, or significant:
2. Exercising controlling power or influence:
Translations
tärkein

paramount

[ˈpærəmaʊnt] ADJ
1. (= utmost) → sumo
of paramount importancede suma importancia
2. (= of prime importance) → primordial
solvency must be paramountla solvencia es primordial or lo más importante

paramount

[ˈpærəmaʊnt] adj [consideration, need] → prépondérant(e)
to be paramount → passer avant tout, être prépondérant(e)
of paramount importance → d'une importance capitale

paramount

adjHaupt-; to be paramountPriorität haben; our paramount aimunser Hauptziel nt; of paramount importancevon größter or höchster Wichtigkeit; the interests of the child must be paramountden Interessen des Kindes muss Priorität eingeräumt werden

paramount

[ˈpærəˌmaʊnt] adj of paramount importancedi capitale importanza
References in periodicals archive ?
This is because in 1995, the Tano-Subin stools were elevated to paramouncy statuses (Tuobodom being part) by the late Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, which sparked off a bloodbath with nine people being killed in Tuobodom and Buoyem, when the late Dotobibi Takyi Ameyaw (then a serving senior military officer), opposed the elevation, claiming that those stools belonged to the Techimanhene and not the Asantehene (Daily Graphic: Monday, March 8, 2010: "Bloody night at Tuobodom").
This is because in 1995, the elevation of the Tano-Subin stools to paramouncy statuses (including Tuobodom) by the late Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, sparked a bloodbath, and unfortunately, the conflict was re-ignited through the kidnapping incident in March 2010 (see http://allafrica.
Advocacy was seen as a key role for Public Health Nurses, with different participants saying it was a "big part of the job", and stressing that Public Health Nurses "maintain the paramouncy of children".