- in the first place.
Origin of imprimis
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin, contraction of phrase in prīmīs in the first place, above all
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Examples from the Web for imprimis
Imprimis they are working in what may be called the regular English methods.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Imprimis, when I am speaking at the same time with three others.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
George Otto Trevelyan
Imprimis of Jane Shaxper for default of sute of court fined, 4d.Shakespeare's Family
Mrs. C. C. Stopes
Imprimis, there's the patch upon my nose, with a pox to him.
Imprimis, as of every other calling, there are too many booksellers.The Confessions of a Collector
William Carew Hazlitt
- archaic in the first place
C15: from Latin phrase in prīmīs, literally: among the first things