The primatial see of Armagh was vacant at the accession of Elizabeth, and remained so until 1563.
And when the primatial see was revived at Armagh by the pope that old church was made the cathedral of Ireland.
Many other prerogatives were inherent in the primatial dignity till they were swept away by the revolution of 1848.
Declining the high office of provost of Trinity, Ussher was made bishop of Meath and was afterwards promoted to the primatial see.
A crozier behind a pall is borne on the primatial arms of Canterbury.
In France the primatial sees and the course of appeals to them were well established (Fournier, p. 219).
The holy youth attached himself from this moment to his master, and was his successor in the primatial see of Armagh.
But Malachy was unwilling to be transferred to the primatial See, and not without good reason.
"high bishop," c.1200, from Old French primat and directly from Medieval Latin primatem (nominative primas) "church primate," noun use of Late Latin adjective primas "of the first rank, chief, principal," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)).
Meaning "animal of the biological order including monkeys and humans" is attested from 1876, from Modern Latin Primates (Linnæus), from plural of Latin primas; so called from supposedly being the "highest" order of mammals (originally also including bats).
primate pri·mate (prī'māt')
A mammal of the order Primates, which includes the anthropoids and prosimians, characterized by refined development of the hands and feet, a shortened snout, and a large brain.
Any of various mammals of the order Primates, having a highly developed brain, eyes facing forward, a shortened nose and muzzle, and opposable thumbs. Primates usually live in groups with complex social systems, and their high intelligence allows them to adapt their behavior successfully to different environments. Lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans are primates.