primus inter pares

Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Having witnessed complaints from the justices, the committee now understands that Sereno seems to have failed to earn her status as primus inter pares.
But SC justices, despite their open dislike for their primus inter pares, must be reminded that they are setting a precedent in this case.
Well, maybe not a complete outsider being a retired president of the Court of Appeal, but Justice Umaru Abdullahi isn't just the longest serving member of the National Judicial Council (without doubt the primus inter pares among judicial organs), today, he sits atop about seven juicy committees out of about 12, in a council of 25 members, including the secretary.
In the village Tarry Awhile, the 11 elected aldermen unanimously voted Julia Caesar as their primus inter pares village chief.
I have had the good fortune to be the primus inter pares with two excellent colleagues, either of whom could succeed me.
Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has historically been seen as the man who sets the country's strategic agenda; this then trickles down to other institutions and while the army is a strong institution where the COAS is primus inter pares among senior officers.
As primus inter pares in the genre, Monty Python and the Holy Grail is selected, for its irreverent familiarity with Arthurian literature and meta-parody.
Within the gallery of greats so often mythologized and capitalized as Founding Fathers, Washington was recognized as primus inter pares, the Foundingest Father of them all.
While Florence was still in the process of transforming itself into the primus inter pares of Italy's city states, the Ming emperors were overlords of the largest country in the world.
It is very humiliating to see that the ecumenical patriarchate that is recognized as the first among equals -- primus inter pares -- is subordinated to the EyE-p District Governor's Office (EyE-p Kaymakamlyy-y) and not free of the state.
A l'occasion de la celebration du 70e anniversaire de la creation du PPS, heritier legitime du Parti communiste marocain, et du Parti de la liberation et du socialisme, l'on ne peut que saluer sa memoire et lui rendre hommage en reconnaissance du patrimoine qu'il a legue a son parti et a son peuple, en rappelant que depuis 1946 Si Ali a ete au Parti le Primus inter pares.
The biggest story remains the United States, the new Indian migration icon and the primus inter pares in the number of Indians it takes in.