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n. pl. pri·ma·cies
1. The state of being first or foremost.
2. Ecclesiastical The office, rank, or province of primate.
[Middle English primacie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin prīmātia, office of church primate, from Latin prīmās, prīmāt-, of first rank; see primate.]
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n, pl -cies
1. the state of being first in rank, grade, etc
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the office, rank, or jurisdiction of a primate or senior bishop or (in the Roman Catholic Church) the pope
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pri•ma•cy(ˈpraɪ mə si)
n., pl. -cies.
1. the state of being first in order, rank, importance, etc.
2. the office, rank, or dignity of an ecclesiastical primate.
3. the jurisdiction of a bishop, as a patriarch, over other bishoprics, or the supreme jurisdiction of the pope as supreme bishop.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin prīmātia, alter. of Latin prīmātus (prīm(us) prime]
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noun supremacy, leadership, command, dominance, superiority, dominion, ascendancy, pre-eminence He saw this as a challenge to his primacy.
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primacy[ˈpraɪməsɪ] N → primacía f
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primacy[ˈpraɪməsi] (formal) n → primauté f
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primacy[ˈpraɪməsɪ] n (frm) → supprema importanza
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