primus inter pares

[ pree-moos in-ter-pah-res; English prahy-muhs in-ter pair-eez, pree- ]

noun,plural pri·mi in·ter pa·res [pree-mee in-ter pah-res; English prahy-mee in-ter pair-eez pree-] /ˈpri mi ˈɪn tɛr ˈpɑ rɛs; English ˈpraɪ mi ˈɪn tər ˈpɛər iz ˈpri-/ Latin.
  1. (of males) first among equals.

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primus inter pares

/ Latin (ˈpraɪməs ɪntə ˈpɑːrɪz) /


  1. first among equals

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