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[ prahy-awr-i-tee, -or- ]SEE DEFINITION OF priority

Synonyms for priority

  • arrangement
  • preference
  • antecedence
  • lead
  • order
  • precedence
  • preeminence
  • prerogative
  • rank
  • seniority
  • superiority
  • supremacy
  • transcendence
  • crash project
  • greatest importance
  • previousness
  • right of way
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Antonyms for priority

  • inferiority
  • last
  • subservience
  • unimportance
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRIORITY

This is quite another matter; my right of priority is incontestable.

And there are two great evidences of religion—the priority of the soul and the order of the heavens.

What means, if any, were adopted at the time to distinguish the priority of birth?

These were arranged in accordance with their claim to priority.

What miserable work, again, it is searching for priority of names.

The list excels not only in point of length, but in merit and priority.

Debt is another and more popular candidate for the honors of priority.

The priority of the records to the events admits of no question.

I shall feel that I have a right to be proud of you, from priority of acquaintance.'

If there was any new discovery in it, the right of priority was Lincoln's.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "state of being earlier," from Old French priorite (14c.), from Medieval Latin prioritatem (nominative prioritas) "fact or condition of being prior," from Latin prior (see prior (adj.)). From c.1400 as "precedence in right or rank."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRIORITY

antecedence

nounprecedence
  • antecedency
  • anteriority
  • importance
  • precedency
  • priority

emphases

nounimportance, prominence
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