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Definition of Primacy

Primacy

  1. The state or condition of being prime or first, as in time, place, rank, etc., hence, excellency; supremacy.
  2. The office, rank, or character of a primate; the chief ecclesiastical station or dignity in a national church; the office or dignity of an archbishop; as, the primacy of England.

Primacy Quotations

Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings - stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility.
Tom Hiddleston

From the beginning, about the rude altar of the god, to the days of Goethe, of Leopardi, and of Victor Hugo, the poet is the leader in the dance of life; and the phrase by which we name his singularity, the poetic temperament, denotes the primacy of that passion in his blood with which the frame of other men is less richly charged.
George Edward Woodberry

Clashes of values and the struggle for primacy constitute a constant in human history that accounts for that other constant - conflict and war.
Charles Krauthammer

All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination.
Wislawa Szymborska

The era when the United States was the dominant global power is steadily coming to an end, and it must find a way of acknowledging this and framing its ambitions and interests accordingly. Instead of claiming the right to continuing primacy in east Asia, for example, it should seek to share that primacy with China.
Martin Jacques
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Primacy Translations

primacy in German is Vorrang, Vorrangstellung, Vortritt

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