Meaning of paramount

par•a•mount

Pronunciation: (par'u-mount"), [key]
— adj.
  1. chief in importance or impact; supreme; preeminent: a point of paramount significance.
  2. above others in rank or authority; superior in power or jurisdiction.
—n.
  1. a supreme ruler; overlord.

Par•a•mount

Pronunciation: (par'u-mount"), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 36,407.
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