prima inter pares
noun, plural pri·mae in·ter pa·res [pree-mee in-ter pah-res; English prahy-mey in-ter pair-eez, pree‐] /ˈpri mi ˈɪn tər ˈpɑ rɛs; English ˈpraɪ meɪ ˈɪn tər ˈpɛər iz, ˈpri‐/ Latin.
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Contemporary Examples of prima
This is prima facia evidence of the delusional attitude that the administration had toward Vladimir Putin.Exclusive: McCain Tells Obama How to Punish Putin
March 2, 2014
She was also the first Native American prima ballerina … anywhere.The Deaths You Missed This Year
Malcolm Jones, Jimmy So, Michael Moynihan, Caitlin Dickson
December 30, 2013
As for Vianna Roman, who is sometimes known as “Old Girl” or “Prima,” her trial is set for Feb. 5.Vianna Roman, Alleged Queen of L.A.’s Harpys Gang
December 24, 2012
How do you think that shyness played out during the 2008 season when he was accused of being a prima donna?
The enraged Boston fan base accused him of becoming a prima donna, and he left the team midseason in a wake of bad blood.
Historical Examples of prima
The only solo-vocalist was the prima donna par excellence, Mdlle.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
“I could be Queen of England as easily as I could be a prima donna,” she said mournfully.A Singer from the Sea
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Here is the testimony of one who cannot, prima facie, be deemed unprejudiced.Hymns from the Morningland
They say she is a Prima Donna too; but how could such excellence be united in one creature?Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
I am not a prima ballerina, nor a Venus of Medici, nor a dead man.Maxim Gorki
Italian fem. of primo "first" (see primo); as in prima ballerina (1799).