n.1.(Eng. Law) The first fruit; the first year's whole profit of an ecclesiastical preferment.
The primitias of your parsonage.
- Spenser.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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These two species were distinguished in the revision by Pribyl (1979), both being previously attributed to a single taxon Primitia prunella Barrande, 1872 (for original type specimen see Fig.