[ im-prahy-mis, -pree- ]
/ ɪmˈpraɪ mɪs, -ˈpri- /


in the first place.


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Origin of imprimis

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin, contraction of phrase in prīmīs in the first place, above all Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for imprimis

/ (ɪmˈpraɪmɪs) /


archaic in the first place

Word Origin for imprimis

C15: from Latin phrase in prīmīs, literally: among the first things
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