preeminence

or pre-em·i·nence

[ pree-em-uh-nuh ns ]
/ priˈɛm ə nəns /

noun

the state or character of being preeminent.

Origin of preeminence

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