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Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding. See Synonyms at famous.
[Middle English, from Latin praeēminēns, present participle of praeēminēre, to excel : prae-, pre- + ēminēre, to stand out; see eminent.]
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or pre-em•i•nence(priˈɛm ə nəns)
the state or character of being preeminent.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Late Latin]
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|Noun||1.||preeminence - high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"|
high status - a position of superior status
king - preeminence in a particular category or group or field; "the lion is the king of beasts"
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1. The condition or fact of being dominant:
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