Definition of paramountcy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpærəmaʊntsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəmaʊntsi//
    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1the quality of being more important than anything else Paramountcy is to be given to the interests of the child.
  2. 2the state of having the highest position or the greatest power The important issue in this matter is the paramountcy of our Parliament.