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[pres-i-duh n-see, pri-seed-n-see]
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noun, plural prec·e·den·cies.
  1. precedence.
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Origin of precedency

First recorded in 1590–1600; preced(ence) + -ency
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Examples from the Web for precedency

Historical Examples

  • Among the latter, they certainly had no precedency, so far as history reaches.

    The Indian in his Wigwam

    Henry R. Schoolcraft

  • The like has followed about the precedency of princes and their ambassadors.

    No Cross, No Crown

    William Penn

  • But which of the Coleopterous tribes are entitled to the precedency?

  • I believe there is some tremendous question respecting the precedency of this lady.


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • Precedency and precedently, have the second syllable accented also.