preeminence

or pre-em·i·nence

[pree-em-uh-nuh ns]

noun

the state or character of being preeminent.

Nearby words

  1. preeclampsia,
  2. preelection,
  3. preemergence,
  4. preemergent,
  5. preemie,
  6. preeminent,
  7. preeminently,
  8. preemphasis,
  9. preemployment,
  10. preempt

Origin of preeminence

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English word from Late Latin word praeēminentia. See preeminent, -ence

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