[im-prahy-mis, -pree-]


in the first place.

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. 2019

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archaic in the first place

Word Origin for imprimis

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