primacy: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (prī'mu-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies
- the state of being first in order, rank, importance, etc.
- Also called the office, rank, or dignity of a primate.
- the jurisdiction of a bishop, as a patriarch, over other bishoprics, or the supreme jurisdiction of the pope as supreme bishop.
- primacy (Thesaurus)