primus inter pares


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pri·mus in·ter pa·res

 (prī′məs ĭn′tər pâr′ēz, prē′mo͝os ĭn′tər pä′rĕs′)
n. pl. pri·mi inter pares (-mī, -mē)
The first among equals.

[Latin prīmus inter parēs : prīmus, first + inter, among + parēs, pl. of pār, equal.]

primus inter pares

(ˈpraɪməs ɪntə ˈpɑːrɪz)
first among equals

pri•mus in•ter pa•res

(ˈpri mʊs ˈɪn tɛr ˈpɑ rɛs; Eng. ˈpraɪ məs ˈɪn tər ˈpɛər iz, ˈpri-)
Latin. (of males) first among equals.

primus inter pares

A Latin phrase meaning first among equals.
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