Definition of primate noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    primate

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  1. 1
    NAmE//ˈpraɪmeɪt//
     
    any animal that belongs to the group of mammals that includes humans, apes, and monkeys
  2. 2
    NAmE//ˈpraɪmət//
     
    , NAmE//ˈpraɪmeɪt//
     
    an archbishop (= a priest of very high rank in the Christian Church) the Primate of Canada
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