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Definition of primacy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. primacies) (formal)
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  1. 1[uncountable] the fact of being the most important person or thing a belief in the primacy of the family This college emphasizes the primacy of teaching over research. This approach gives primacy to facts.
  2. 2[countable] the position of an archbishop
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