noun, plural pri·ma·cies for 2, 3.
- prima facie,
- prima facie case,
- prima facie evidence,
- prima inter pares,
- prima-facie evidence,
- primal scene,
- primal scream
Origin of primacy
Examples from the Web for primacy
And while abolition of the air force is unlikely, the factions that believe in the primacy of boots on the ground are influential.
When bourbon went corporate, tradition and quality had begun to play second fiddle to the primacy of profit.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon|Dane Huckelbridge|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, its descendent organizations are dedicated to advancing the 20th-century throwback notion of the primacy of the nation-state.Can Ukraine Control Its Far Right Ultranationalists?|Oleg Shynkarenko|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He informs us that, when listening to records, it is the beat he hears first, that it has primacy over the melody or lyrics.
Over the past 40 years, technology has slowly eroded the business model and primacy of the NYSE.
During the rule of the next archbishop, Jaenbert, an attempt was made to transfer the primacy from Canterbury.The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.].|Hartley Withers
In this respect, beyond any question, primacy must be given the writings of Myers.Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters|H. Addington Bruce
In 624, the third archbishop was carried off by gout, and Justus of Rochester succeeded to the primacy of the struggling church.Early Britain|Grant Allen
But we are not told the exact date of his deposition from his primacy.Magic and Witchcraft|Anonymous
Went to M. des Billiers: he attacked me again on the primacy of jurisdiction.Journal in France in 1845 and 1848 with Letters from Italy in 1847|T. W. (Thomas William) Allies
noun plural -cies
late 14c., from Old French primacie (14c., in Modern French spelled primatie) and directly from Medieval Latin primatia "office of a church primate" (late 12c.), from Late Latin primas (genitive primatis) "principal, chief, of the first rank" (see primate).