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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
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During that period, the late Asantehene, Otumfour Opoku Ware II elevated the stools in four towns in the Tano-Subin traditional area, namely Bouyem, Tanoboase, Tanoso and Toubodom in the Brong Ahafo region, together with others in the Ashanti region to paramountcies in recognition of their loyalty to the Golden Stool of Ashanti (Daily Graphic: March 8, 2010).