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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Was this one tricky issue among many - or was it primus inter pares; an inescapable moral and political imperative which must condition other outcomes?
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As a Speaker, one is supposed to be a primus inter pares, a first among equals.
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If it seems a little high-flown to use Latin words to describe women as down-to-earth as Nina and Katie, the phrase primus inter pares ("first among equals") seems a perfect fit to describe Nina's status relative to her great friend and rival.
Primus inter pares is Carbonnier's writing, being both thoroughly readable and well researched.