noun, plural prec·e·den·cies.
Examples from the Web for precedency
Crillon, disregarding all precedency, sprang from his table and hurried first to the threshold.A Gentleman of France|Stanley Weyman
This produced a universal uproar—each fighting for precedency, and thoroughly determined not to be the last.
Rank and precedency are the important points which he is always discussing within himself.
The Precedency observed in sending guests in to supper is far more punctiliously followed in the country than in town.Manners and Rules of Good Society|Anonymous
Among nations of hunters, such as the native tribes of North America, age is the sole foundation of rank and precedency.