Meaning of precedence
Pronunciation: (pres'i-duns, pri-sēd'ns), [key]
- act or fact of preceding.
- the right to precede in order, rank, or importance; priority.
- the fact of preceding in time; antedating.
- the right to precede others in ceremonies or social formalities.
- the order to be observed in ceremonies by persons of different ranks, as by diplomatic protocol.
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